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Canada Bans Flights From Pakistan, India

OTTAWA: Canada suspended all passenger flights from Pakistan and India on Thursday for 30 days, Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced, citing increased Covid-19 cases detected in travelers arriving from these countries.

“Given the higher number of cases of Covid-19 detected in air passengers arriving in Canada from India and Pakistan… I am suspending all commercial and private passenger flights arriving in Canada from Indian and Pakistan for 30 days,” Alghabra told a news conference.

“This is a temporary measure, while we assess the evolving situation and determine appropriate measures going forward,” he added.

The restriction will go into effect at 11:30 pm Eastern Time Thursday (0330 GMT Friday).