Saudi Arabia bans flights to and from India due to COVID-19 outbreak

Saudi Arabia bans flights to and from India due to COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News Live Updates: With India recording 83,347 cases of the novel coronavirus in the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, the total number of cases in the country crossed the 56 lakh mark to reach 5,646,011.

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Saudi Arabia has banned flights to and from India from Tuesday amid a surge in coronavirus cases, according to an official document. In a circular issued on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said it was “suspending travel to and from the following countries: (India, Brazil, and Argentina) including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries above in the last 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom”. However, passengers with “official government invitations” are excluded, PTI reported.

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With India recording 83,347 cases of the novel coronavirus in the 24 hours ending 9 am Wednesday, the total number of cases in the country crossed the 56 lakh mark to reach 5,646,011. Also, as many as 1,085 deaths during the same period took the toll to 90,020. The fatality rate is 1.60 percent. At present, the country has 9,68,377 active cases and as many as 45,87,614 people have been treated and discharged.

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The number of people who recovered from Covid-19 stood at over 1.01 lakh on Monday, the highest single-day rise so far. The recovery rate stands at 80.86 percent. With India recording the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world, the government on Tuesday said that for the past four consecutive days the number of daily recovered cases surpassed the new infections reported per day.

Globally, as many as 31,480,193 people have been infected while 968,726 have succumbed to the virus. Also, 21,624,431 people have recovered so far.

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