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Omicron Scare: Indian Shuttler, Two Others Stranded In Botswana

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New Delhi: An Indian badminton player and two others are stranded in Botswana amid the Omicron scare. Commercial flights out of the country have been banned at two transit points, Dubai and Doha.

Priyansh Khushwani (21) and two others – Naren S Iyer and Revati Devasthale – had gone to Botswana to participate in an international badminton tournament.

Dilip Khushwani, Priyansh’s father, told news agency ANI, “My son had gone to Botswana to participate in the International Open tournament. On November 28, Qatar Airlines cancelled flight services. Since then, we booked two flight tickets, but that also got cancelled.”

“After contacting Indian Embassy in Botswana, the embassy has made all the necessary arrangements. His visa also got expired on November 30. Somehow, we arranged tourist visa for him in Kenya and booked another ticket on December 10. From Kenya, he will travel to Ahmedabad. We pray this time his flight to Ahmedabad does not get cancelled,” he told ANI.

“I request the government to make necessary arrangements,” he added.

 

OB Bureau

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