Monday, April 26, 2021

Israel Health Ministry officials call to halt flights from India for several weeks

Health Ministry officials are reportedly calling for all direct flights from India to be temporarily halted, as the Asian country battles a major coronavirus surge that has seen it set new global records for daily infections.

“We need to stop the direct flights from India to Israel for at least a few weeks until the situation stabilizes,” officials were quoted by Channel 13 Monday as saying.

A confirmed 349,691 infections over the past day brought India’s total to more than 16.9 million cases, behind only the United States. The country’s health ministry reported another 2,767 deaths in the past 24 hours, pushing India’s fatalities to 192,311.

Israeli health officials told Channel 13 that despite the raging Indian outbreak, Israel has not yet halted flights from the country because of students and foreign workers returning from there.

26/04/21 Times of Israel

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