UAE temporarily bans travel to and from India

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive outbreak

He says temporarily suspending arrivals from "hotspot countries" will give Canada time to "develop a clear set of parameters for identified the risks of emerging variants, and sharing this information clearly with Canadians".

"We will be doing that risk assessment again, and using the data that we have now collected at the border to inform our next steps". It was introduced in response to the detection of cases involving the South African variant.

She pointed to pre-boarding tests for COVID-19, tests on arrival and government-mandated quarantines.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's under consideration in Canada, and travel restrictions are already in place in some countries. As of April 11, a total of 104 million vaccine doses had been administered, the World Health Organization said.

The B.1.617 variant spreading through India is devastating that country, which is marking on Thursday a global, single-day record of more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases.

Hospitals in India are now overflowing, and medical oxygen is in low supply.

But Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is still urging states to avoid lockdowns by creating micro-containment zones to control outbreaks instead.

Canada eyes policy on travel from India due to massive outbreak
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At least 32 flights from Delhi and two from Pakistan have landed in Canada in the last two weeks carrying dozens of passengers who later tested positive for COVID-19.

"Furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE", Emirates said in a statement.

Shipments of vaccine to Canada, however, are suspended by India likely until at least June, as the country battles its biggest surge of COVID-19 yet.

House leader Paul Calandra said it's critical that the federal Liberals act now to prevent more variants from infiltrating Canada.

Canada has limited travel from some countries over the course of the pandemic.

He says cargo flights will still be allowed, particularly to ensure shipments of vaccines and personal protective equipment can continue. Ultimately, the B.1.1.7 variant took hold in Canada.

Bhushan further shared data which showed that in those aged 30 and above, 67.5 per cent Covid-19 cases were reported in the first wave, while 69.18 per cent cases registered in second wave.

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