Nepalese government decides to suspend flights with India, South Africa and Brazil

Kathmandu, May 3 (UNI) The Nepalese government has decided to completely suspend domestic and international flights with India, South Africa and Brazil after the country reported record cases of Covid-19, have said two Nepalese ministers.

“The cabinet has decided to suspend all domestic flights from Monday midnight,” Gauri Shankar Chaudhary, Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security, told Xinhua News Agency on Sunday evening.

“International flights with India, South Africa and Brazil will be suspended from midnight on May 5.”

The Nepalese government’s move came after the country’s health ministry on Sunday confirmed infections in 7,211 people, a new daily record of infections since the pandemic hit the Himalayan country early last year.

“Due to the current COVID-19 crisis in India, we have decided to suspend flights with India for a certain period,” Padma Kumari Aryal, Minister of Agriculture and Development of India, told Xinhua on Sunday. ‘breeding. “But flights with South Africa and Brazil will be closed for the foreseeable future.”

Nepal does not have direct flights with South Africa and Brazil. So there will be no connected flights, according to Aryal.

Aryal said flights with countries other than the aforementioned three countries will continue provided the necessary health protocols are followed.

Nepal has witnessed less than 100 cases during most days of March, but has seen a steady increase in cases since April with more than 7,000 cases reported for the first time on Sunday.

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