The measure, not applicable to cargo flights, will be effective from 0330 GMT Friday. (Representational)Ottawa, Canada:
Canada suspended all passenger flights from India and Pakistan on Thursday for 30 days, Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra announced, citing increased cases of Covid-19 detected in travelers arriving from these countries.
"Given the higher number of cases of Covid-19 detected in air passengers arriving in Canada from India and Pakistan... I am suspending all commercial and private passenger flights arriving in Canada from Indian and Pakistan for 30 days," Alghabra told a news conference.
The measure, which does not apply to cargo flights, will be effective at 11:30 pm Eastern Time Thursday (0330 GMT Friday).
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