Pakistan bans all kinds of travelling from India amid corona uptick

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s National Command and Control Center (NCOC) put a ban on all kinds of travelling from India via air, rail and road amid the exponential rise of COVID-19 cases in neighbouring country India. The NCOC was briefed on the spread of the Indian mutant coronavirus and subsequently, NCOC decided to include India in the Category ‘C’ countries for the next two weeks. The next meeting of NCOC will be held on April 21 to review the Category ‘C’ countries. It may be mentioned that India is in now in the grips of a public health emergency and India social media feeds are full with videos of Covid funerals at crowded cemeteries, wailing relatives of the dead outside hospitals, long queues of ambulances carrying gasping patients, mortuaries overflowing with the dead, and patients, sometimes two to a bed, in corridors and lobbies of hospitals, as per the international media. India’s Health Ministry Monday announced a record 273,810 new COVID cases in the previous 24-hour period. About 1 in 3 people tested for COVID-19 in the Indian capital of New Delhi recently returned a positive result, according to the city’s chief minister Sunday.

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