April 18, 2021

Govt-19: India and Norway ban flights from the UK over fears of corona virus variation | World News

India joins Norway in lifting ban on UK flights introduced to curb the spread of the new corona virus variant.

Flights between India and the UK will resume from January 8.

Until January 23, flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad will be limited to 15 flights per week.

In Norway, planes will be able to land at GMT from 4pm on January 2, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

The ban was introduced on December 21 and follows the lead of dozens of other countries that have taken similar measures to restrict or ban travel from the UK.

Norway introduces compulsory COVID testing for all expatriates from January 2 – must be taken directly upon arrival or within 24 hours.

“If this strain is to spread in Norway, it will mean a complete lockdown of the community,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday.

The variant was first detected in the southeastern UK and is easily spread by up to 70%, scientists say.

Cases have now been identified across Europe, the United States, Australia, Canada, India and Japan.

For example, travelers from the UK must test negative within 72 hours of departure from the United States.

As cases have been found in Florida, California and Colorado, this variation may already be spreading across the country.

People traveling from the UK are advised to check any government barriers Travel advice Contact the UK Embassy on the website or related country.

Although this variant is not expected to be resistant to vaccines, it is increasingly widespread, leading to more people ending up in the hospital.

It is believed to have played a role in the latest registration case numbers in the UK, and the variation is now emerging, the health secretary said Most infections.

Meanwhile, Norway performs better than most European countries in controlling COVID cases.

The 14-day overall case per 100,000 citizens was 113.6 on Wednesday, the fourth lowest in Europe, according to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention.