In order to prevent the spread of Variant COVID-19 found in the UK, the Indian government extended the flight restriction order to and from the UK to and from the United Kingdom on February 14.
Indian civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri confirmed the news on social media.
According to the “bubble agreement” between India and the United Kingdom, there are up to 70 scheduled flights between the two countries per week.
The number of flights has been reduced to 30 due to the Variant virus discovered in the UK, with Indian and British airlines operating half of each.
The World Health Organization announced on the 27th that the Variant virus found in the United Kingdom has spread to 70 countries.
British experts say that the transmission rate of Variant viruses found in the UK may be 50% to 70% higher than that of the original toxic strain.
The latest study shows that the Variant virus found in the UK may be more deadly.