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Canada extends ban on flights from India to Aug. 21 due to Delta variant fears

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Canada is extending its ban on incoming passenger flights from India for another month, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced Monday.The ban — which was first put in place on April 22 due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the country — is now scheduled to end on Aug.

21. It was scheduled to end on Wednesday.Alghabra told reporters during a news conference that the reason for the extension was due to the Delta variant, which is considered the dominant strain of COVID-19 worldwide, according to some experts.“While progress is being made, the situation in India is still very serious,” he said. “The decision is based on the advice received from the Public Health Agency of Canada, and will best protect Canadians from an.

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