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New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India amid surge in COVID-19 instances

WELLINGTON: New Zealand on Thursday quickly suspended entry for all travellers from India following a surge in COVID-19 instances arriving from there, native media reported.

The ban comes after it was reported that 17 of the 23 new COVID-19 instances in managed isolation introduced on Thursday had arrived from India.

The ban will begin on Sunday and can stay in place till April 28, New Zealand Herald reported. The island nation has reported 2,531 instances up to now.

Whereas arrivals from India had triggered the danger evaluation, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated the Authorities could be taking a look at dangers posed by different COVID-19 scorching spot nations.

“This isn’t a everlasting association however quite a brief measure,” she stated.

The momentary maintain would additionally assist scale back the danger that travellers themselves confronted, the Prime Minister added.

India has been witnessing a sudden enhance in COVID-19 instances. The nation has up to now reported over 1.28 crore instances. The energetic COVID-19 caseload of the nation reached greater than 8,43,000 and the each day positivity price is on a gradual rise.

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