Highlights

  • WB to suspend UK-Kolkata flights from Jan 3 due to Covid surge
  • Mandatory Covid test for passengers coming from non-risk countries
  • Bengal reported more than 1,000 daily cases after a gap of 177 days

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West Bengal suspends UK-Kolkata flights due to surge in Covid-19 cases

On Wednesday, the state reported more than 1,000 daily cases after a gap of 177 days, a health bulletin said. Kolkata registered 540 of the 1,089 new cases

Direct flights to Kolkata from the UK will be temporarily suspended from January 3 due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, the West Bengal govt announced on Thursday.

Flights from at-risk countries listed by the central govt will also not be allowed into the state. Passengers coming from non-risk countries will have to mandatorily undergo Covid test on arrival, according to a statement issued by the West Bengal government.

Also Watch: India to keep scheduled international passenger flights suspended till January 31

On Wednesday, the state reported more than 1,000 daily cases after a gap of 177 days, a health bulletin said. Kolkata registered 540 of the 1,089 new cases

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