COVID-19: Jordan halts India flights

Cairo: Jordan has suspended passenger flights from India, becoming the latest country to take this step over a dramatic surge of COVID-19 infections in India.

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The move bans the entry of travellers from India who have not spent at least two weeks outside the South Asian country, an official said.

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The new measures aim to prevent a new coronavirus strain that has spread rapidly in India from transmitting to Jordan, the country’s Transport Minister Wajih Azaizeh said in TV remarks.

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“The decision has come in view of the epidemiological developments in India and reports about a new mutation of the coronavirus, a matter that requires additional precautionary measures with the aim of keeping the epidemiological situation stable in the kingdom,” he added.

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The official Jordanian news agency Petra quoted Azaizeh as saying that the ban is open-ended until the epidemiological scene becomes stable in India.

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Jordan has recently seen a spike in coronavirus infections, prompting authorities to extend a nighttime curfew until mid-May. A full curfew is enforced on Fridays.

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Azaizeh said that the continuation of the India ban will depend on information provided by the Jordanian national epidemic committees on the health situation there.

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Jordan makes it mandatory for arrivals to show a negative result of PCR testing done at most 72 hours before arrival.

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The UAE, Oman and Kuwait have also banned flights with India amid concerns over the surge of the virus cases there.

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