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India added to UK's travel red list after COVID-19 surge

  • Apr 19, 2021
  • Author: QT-Online
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Britain on Monday imposed its strictest travel curbs on India after an explosion of coronavirus cases there, hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called off a trip to New Delhi.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said India was being added to Britain's "red list" of countries, banning all arrivals from India except for UK or Irish nationals, who must pay to stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel for 10 days on their return.
India, which is currently facing the second wave of coronavirus, witnessed yet another record rise in its daily cases of the viral infection as 273,810 fresh cases were reported across the country on Monday, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW). With this, the nationwide tally reached 15,061,919 and 1,619 more people succumbed to the viral disease, another daily record, taking the death toll to 178,769, the health ministry’s dashboard showed.
Several states like Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka etc continued to witness a surge in cases which resulted in the state governments imposing weekend lockdowns, night curfews etc in their respective states.