A powerful set of undersea quakes striking north-east of New Zealand on Friday and a potential tsunami threat amid the coronavirus pandemic led to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern cursing the bad luck the country was facing.
New Zealand temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India following a surge in COVID-19 cases. The ban comes after it New Zealand reported that 17 of the 23 new COVID-19 cases in managed isolation had arrived from India. "They should start air bubble for students and working people. They can pause tourism for time being," said a passenger at Delhi IGI airport. Another passenger also expressed worry for students and working people stuck in India. The ban will commence on April 11 and will remain in place until April 28. The island nation has reported 2,531 cases so far.
New Zealand on Thursday temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, for about two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases in India. The move comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new positive coronavirus cases at its border on Thursday, of which 17 were from India. India is battling a deadly second wave of COVID-19 with daily infections this week passing the peak of the first wave seen last September.
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New Zealand has announced it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19.New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern said health officials believe the risk of the virus being transmitted from Australia is low and that travel is now safe.
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A quarantine-free travel arrangement between New Zealand and Australia could be a "world-first," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday, with reports suggesting borders between both nations may open as soon as the end of the week. Libby Hogan reports.
The Election Commission on Monday imposed a 24-hour ban on campaigning by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner. Russia's Covid vaccine Sputnik V has been recommended for use in India by a committee of experts as the country battles a record spike in infections. Haryana has announced a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am as the state battles a huge rise in coronavirus cases along with rest of the country. In the wake of the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases, The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday directed airlines to serve inflight meals only on those domestic flight that have a duration of over two hours.
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