Australia bans flights from India until May 15 amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Australia bans flights from India until May 15 amid surge in COVID-19 cases
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Australia on Tuesday announced a temporary ban on direct passenger flights from India, as the South Asian nation grapples with a massive surge in coronavirus infections.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the suspension would remain in place until at least May 15 due to “clearly present” risks of travel from India, leaving thousands of Australians — including high-profile cricketers — stranded.

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