Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has announced that all direct passenger flights from India will be banned from entry to the continent until May 15th due to rising coronavirus cases in the subcontinent. It was reported that Australia will consider a proposal on Tuesday to suspend flights to prevent the more dangerous strain of virus to enter the country.
The state of Queensland has urged the government to consider a ban on flights coming from India to avoid the risk of getting a dangerous strain that has been wreaking havoc in the country of India.
“I sent a letter to the Prime Minister at the end of last week asking for the suspension of flights coming in from India … and I know that the federal government is considering it today,” a government official.
On the other hand, Australia is also showing sympathy against India which has been facing a deadly second wave of coronavirus and at the same time must cancel all the flights from the country after it has been found that there are new cases from people who traveled back from India.
Speaking about this, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said, “India, there needs to be a suspension … there is huge pressure now on all our quarantine facilities as a result of people coming from India”.
India has been recording at least 3 lakh cases in a day and almost all the countries have banned flights to and from India to avoid the risk of the possible new strain of coronavirus.