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Pakistan bans travel from India for two weeks amid increase in Kovid-19 cases

Pakistan decided on Monday to ban the arrival of passengers from India for two weeks due to record increase in Kovid-19 cases. According to the data released on Monday by the Union Health Ministry of India, the total number of Kovid-19 cases in India has crossed the figure of 1.50 crores and 25 lakh new cases have been reported in just 15 days. At the same time, the number of active cases has exceeded 19 lakhs. According to the data released in the morning, the total number of infected people has increased to 1,50,61,919 as 2,73,810 new cases of Kovid-19 are reported in the country in a day. The number of deaths increased to 1,78,769 in one day due to the death of a record 1,619 and patients.

In a meeting held under the chairmanship of Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) chief Asad Umar, it was decided to stay a two-week moratorium on travel from India. A statement in this regard said, “NCOC has decided to put India in the list of Category ‘C’ countries for two weeks. Passengers coming from India via air and ground routes will be banned. “Other countries already listed in category ‘C’ are South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Comoros, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Brazil, Peru.” , Colombia, Chile, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Seychelles, Somalia, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Last week, around 815 Sikh pilgrims arrived in India

Last week, around 815 Sikh pilgrims arrived in Lahore from India on the occasion of Baisakhi festival. They are allowed to stay for 10 days. Earlier, the NCOC meeting was informed about the new Indian type of corona virus which has resulted in an increase in cases of infection in India. The statement said that NCOC also announced a review of category ‘C’ on April 21, under which a new country will be added or removed from it.

20 countries are in category ‘A’ included

There are already 20 countries in category ‘A’ from where travelers coming from do not need to check Kovid-19 before entering Pakistan. These countries include Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mongolia, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanma, Nepal, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam. At the same time, countries which are not in category ‘A’ or ‘C’ have been placed in category ‘B’. Travelers coming from these countries are required to undergo a Kovid-19 test before starting the journey to Pakistan, which should not be more than 72 hours ago.

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