India has suspended flights from Britain until December 31amid growing concerns over the new coronavirus variant spreading there.
A number of European and other countries around the world are restricting travel from Britain as a new variant of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the United Kingdom. India has also suspended flights from the UK until the end of the year over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus.
Today is the 276th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,01,23,778 (over 1 crore) confirmed COVID- 19 cases, including 1,46,756 deaths.
A total of 96,93,173 patients have recovered or been discharged, as per the latest data from the Union Health Ministry.
India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 95.75 percent. However, there are 2,83,849 active cases in the country, which comprise 2.8 percent of the total caseload. Globally, more than 7.85 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 17.27 lakh have died so far, as per data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.