Canada bans air traffic to and from India, Pakistan as covid-19 cases soar
Saturday, April 24th 2021 – 07:37 UTC
Our hearts are with the citizens of India and Pakistan, said Canada’s Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
Canada has banned all flights arriving from Pakistan and also from India, where the spread of the coronavirus pandemic seems to have to ceil.
Given the higher number of cases of COVID-19 detected in air passengers arriving in Canada from India and Pakistan, Transport Canada is issuing a notice to airmen, or NOTAM, to halt direct passenger air traffic from those countries, said Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra at a joint press conference with other Canadian ministers.
Indian health authorities have reported 346,786daily infections, which raises the provisional count since the start of the pandemic to 16,610,481, with the death toll standing at 189,544.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the heads of government of the ten states hardest hit by the pandemic on Friday in search of a consensus. Meanwhile, the Government is trying to alleviate the oxygen deficiency that is already extreme in some areas and has imported generators from Germany…