Passenger Flights from India Suspended for 14 Days over Covid-19

Passenger flights to India suspended
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (Image/Courtesy)

Kenya has suspended passenger flights from India to Kenya for the next 14 days, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The directive will take effect in 72 hours.

This comes following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the densely populated country.

Cargo flights will continue uninterrupted but in adherence with Coronavirus containment measures, the CS added.

Those jetting in in the next 72 hours from India shall undergo mandatory testing.

Read: At Least 900 Kenyans Caught Up In India Covid-19 Crisis

Those found positive for Covid-19 shall be isolated for 14 days at their own cost.

UK, France, Canada, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Oman and Singapore are some of the other countries that have banned travel from or to the Asian country.

In the last few days, a surge in Covid-19 infections has shocked scientists.

On Wednesday, for example, the country recorded 360,960 new cases and 3,293 fatalities pushing the country’s death toll to 201,187.

Last week, Kenyan authorities urged its nationals caught up in India’s Coronavirus crisis to register their details with the Kenya High Commission in New Delhi as the state finds a way forward.

Through a notice by the Kenyan High Commissioner Willy Bett, Kenyans were advised to form Whatsapp groups and inform the embassy to ease communication.

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