UK Flight Ban Extended Till January 7 Over New COVID Strain

New Delhi: The government extended the flight suspension to and from the United Kingdom till January 7 in view of the new highly contagious strain of the coronavirus.

“Decision has been taken to extend the temporary suspension of flights to and from the UK till 7 January 2021. Thereafter strictly regulated resumption will take place for which details will be announced shortly,” aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.

Earlier, India had stopped flights to and from the UK from December 23 to 31.

However, as many as 14 fresh cases of the new mutant coronavirus strain have been registered in India taking the tally to 20, the government said on Wednesday morning. The new strain was first reported in the United Kingdom in September.

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