India Restricts Entry of Passengers from ‘Specific’ Countries

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Mar. 17/2020 – To contain the spread of Coronavirus further, India has banned the entry of passengers coming from Afghanistan, Malaysia and Philippines with immediate effect. The government also put entry restrictions on all passengers including Indians from the European Union, European Free Trade Association, the UK and Turkey effective from 18 March. 

Quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days on passengers returning from or transiting through Qatar, Oman, the UAE, and Kuwait has been put compulsorily.  

As of 17 March, India has recorded three deaths while the pandemic has taken over seven thousand lives so far in the entire world. Further, the number of confirmed cases has reached 131 in India as compared to 175,536 globally. 

According to the recent report of Health ministry, there are fifteen states so far in the country, where confirmed cases have been found. 

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