TRAVEL Australia bans passenger flights from India until May 15: PM

TRAVEL

Australia bans passenger flights from India until May 15: PM

Xinhua

13:45, April 27, 2021

People wearing masks walk on a bridge crossing Melbourne's Yarra River on July 23, 2020 on the first day of the mandatory wearing of face masks in public areas as the city experiencess an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo: AFP)

Australia on Tuesday announced a temporary ban on direct passenger flights from India, as the South Asian nation grapples with a massive surge in coronavirus infections.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the suspension would remain in place until at least May 15 due to "clearly present" risks of travel from India, leaving thousands of Australians -- including high-profile cricketers -- stranded.

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