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Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect

Sri Lanka on Thursday introduced that every one arrivals from India shall be banned with immediate effect due to the document rise in Covid-19 instances within the neighbouring nation.

Several international locations just like the UK, the UAE, Australia and Singapore have already banned travellers from India in addition to different South Asian international locations.

The Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday stated that travellers from India is not going to be allowed to disembark in Sri Lanka. The determination has been taken because the coronavirus continues to unfold quickly in India.

The Director General Civil aviation in a letter to the CEO of the nationwide provider Srilankan Airlines has stated, “in accordance with instructions received from health authorities of Sri Lanka due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, it is hereby directed that passengers travelling from India will not be permitted to disembark in Sri Lanka with immediate effect.”

Sri Lanka is at the moment experiencing a surge in Covid-19 instances, almost 2,000 new instances have been reported throughout every of the final 5 days up from common 200 per day up till mid April.

Described because the New Year cluster coming from the standard New Year festivities mid April, the present wave is from the quick spreading UK variant, the well being authorities stated.

Sri Lanka had functioned as a transit hub for Indians visiting different locations like West Asia and Singapore prior to which they wanted to be quarantined for 14 days. This was an association by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

The Sri Lankan tourism authorities have been to proceed receiving Indian vacationers below a journey bubble for which particular amenities have been arrange. This was regardless of the present tough state of affairs in India.

However, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued directions to permit Sri Lankan migrant employees to return to the nation.

Last week the Sri Lankan Navy introduced as a Covid containment measure that that they had elevated surveillance of north and northeastern seas to test the potential of contaminated Indian fishermen crossing the worldwide waters and making contacts with the locals.

New coronavirus instances and deaths in India hit a document every day excessive with 4,12,262 new infections and three,980 fatalities being reported, taking the entire tally of Covid-19 instances to 2,10,77,410 and the demise toll to 2,30,168, in accordance to the Union Health Ministry information up to date on Thursday.

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