India Moves to Close Borders, Will Block Arrival of All International Flights From Sunday to Stop Coronavirus Spread

New Delhi: The central executive is transferring to harden India’s borders and can enforce a brand new trip ban with impact from March 22, banning the coming of all global flights for every week beginning Sunday.

India’s choice to prevent global flights and isolate itself from out of the country guests follows equivalent choices taken via governments in Australia and New Zealand to prevent the unfold of the unconventional Coronavirus.

The executive had previous already banned flights from a number of high-risk international locations, together with the ones from the European Union, until March 31.

Covid-19, which has inflamed over 2 lakh other people around the globe and resulted in the deaths of over 9,000, has been declared an endemic via the World Health Organization (WHO).

The choice to prohibit all flights was once introduced quickly after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported {that a} affected person died of the virus in Punjab on Thursday, making it the fourth loss of life within the nation. The general selection of circumstances reported up to now is 173.

According to resources, the whole flight ban was once instructed to the federal government via the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Among the opposite containment measures introduced is an advisory to all voters above 65 and kids underneath 10 years of age to stay at domestic.

The executive has additionally requested the railways and the civil aviation ministries to droop all concessional trip, aside from for college students, sufferers and for individuals belonging to the Divyang class, to dissuade trip and inspire social distancing.

States have additionally been informed to advise personal firms to put in force work-from-home insurance policies for workers to prevent the unfold of the extremely contagious virus. Several states have already offered strict containment measures, together with postponing tests, shutting down faculties, schools, shops, film theatres, gyms, spas and eating places.

The central executive has additionally instituted a work-from-home coverage for its staff. According to an order issued via the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Thursday, heads of division (HoDs) had been requested to make sure that 50% of Group B and C staff are required to wait place of work on a daily basis, and the rest 50% workforce will have to be advised to work at home.

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