New Zealand bans entry of India travellers for two weeks amid Covid-19 surge

Source: IndiaTV | Title: New Zealand bans entry of India travellers for two weeks amid Covid-19 surge

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New Zealand bans entry of travellers from India amid Covid-19 surge 

New Zealand government has suspended entry for all travellers from India for about two weeks from April 11 following a surge in coronavirus cases in the South Asian country. The entry ban is also applicable on New Zealand’s own citizens who are travelling from India to the island country.

“The ban will begin on Sunday and will remain in place until April 28,” New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

While arrivals from India had triggered the risk assessment, Ardern said the government will be looking at risks posed by other COVID-19 hotspot countries.

The travel restriction comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases in managed isolation on Thursday, of which 17 came from India.

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