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Myanmar Transport Ministry Extends Suspension of International Flights Till June End

Image for representation. (Reuters)

Image for representation. (Reuters)

According to the Health and Sports Ministry, Myanmar reported 45 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 143,571 on Sunday.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications has extended the suspension period of international commercial flights to the end of June due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ministry also announced the extension of effective period for temporary measures to prevent importation of Covid-19 to the country through air travel which will end on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the Health and Sports Ministry, Myanmar reported 45 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 143,571 on Sunday.

No new death was reported on Sunday, leaving the death toll at 3,216 in the country, the release said.

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According to the ministry’s figures, a total of 132,318 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 2.61 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far, including 912 samples tested on Sunday. Myanmar detected its first two cases of Covid-19 on March 23 last year.

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As India is battling the massive surge in coronavirus cases during the second wave of COVID-19, a lot of countries have resorted on travel ban from the country. In March 2020, India announced to stop all scheduled international commercial flights due the nationwide lockdown and since then, regular operations have not started. While India did initiate the world’s largest repatriation drive under Mission Vande Bharat, simultaneously, our government also announced bilateral pacts with various countries to ease international travelling.

India managed to establish Air Bubble pact with 27 countries, while flights were operational to many other countries as well. This, however, doesn’t stand true anymore. Many countries have announced a ban on flights from India, while many have issued a travel advisory to all passengers flying in and out of India. We look at all the countries to where you can take an international flight and also the countries announcing restrictions.

(With inputs from IANS)

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