Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 30
The government on Wednesday announced extension of the temporary suspension of passenger flights between India and the UK till January 7. Thereafter, they will resume their operations under a “strictly regulated” scheme.
Announcing this, Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri in a Twitter post said, “Decision has been taken to extend the temporary suspension of flights to & from the UK till January 7, 2021.”
The Minister went on to add that thereafter “strictly regulated resumption will take place for which details will be announced shortly”.
The Civil Aviation Ministry had last week suspended all flights between the UK and India from December 23 to 31 as a mutated variant of the coronavirus was detected there.
On Tuesday, Indian authorities reported that in 20 individuals, including eight in Delhi, who came from the UK, the mutant variant of coronavirus was found.