New Zealand suspends all travel from India after Covid spike Apr 09, 2021 0 89 12345 Wellington (dpa) - New Zealand will suspend all travel from India after a surge of Covid-19 cases were detected at the border, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday. The temporary suspension will begin on April 11 and will remain in place until April 28, Ardern told a press conference.It will be the first time New Zealand has stopped its citizens or residents from returning home, she said. “This is not a permanent arrangement but rather a temporary measure,” Ardern said. On Thursday, health officials reported 17 of the 23 Covid-19 cases detected at the New Zealand border had arrived from India. Ardern said she “absolutely” understood the difficulty the suspension would cause for travellers. “But I also feel a sense of responsibility and obligation to find ways to reduce risk that travellers are experiencing,” she said. During the suspension the government would look at how it could reduce the risk of Covid-19 from all high-risk countries. (afp) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Crown clash leads to arrest of Mrs World by Sri Lanka police Apr 09, 2021 0 500 Modi concerned as Covid caseload spikes in India Apr 09, 2021 0 386 Turkey denies it snubbed EU chief during Ankara visit Apr 09, 2021 0 414 Pakistan: Private importers rush for Russian vaccine amid high demand dpa Islamabad Private importers in Pakistan are negotiating to procure more of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for commercial sale, as customers queue to buy their shots amid frustration with the pace of the free, but .. Protests at airport as Germany deports 20 Afghans to Kabul dpa Kabul/Berlin Twenty Afghan men arrived in the capital Kabul early on Wednesday after being deported from Germany, airport officials said. Their chartered flight landed at 6:40 am (0210 GMT), marking the 38th .. Manila suspends AstraZeneca jab for under 60s dpa Manila The Philippines on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for those younger than 60 following reports from abroad of rare blood clots in some recipients. The country’s ..