Covid-19: Canada bans flights from India, Pakistan for 30 days
TORONTO: Canada on Thursday said it would ban all flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days due to the growing wave of Covid-19 cases in that region.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said the ban would start late Thursday, speaking hours after India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections in the previous 24-hours.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, meanwhile, apologized Thursday for a failed attempt to close playgrounds and allow police to stop and question people who were not in their homes _ measures that created a backlash from police forces, health offi als and the public.
The leader of Canada's most populous province, in his first public appearance since announcing the restrictions, said his go nment had moved too fast with the measures.
``They left a lot of people angry and upset. I know we got it wrong. I know we made a mistake and for that I'm sorry and sincerely apologize,'' said Ford, who appeared to choke back tears at one point.
But Ford said he won't resign despite widespread calls for him to do so.
Ford himself is isolating after a staff member tested positive.
Last year I had mentioned in my comment that our great Modiji will manage to isolate our country. Got many down ves.
Good move to stop the spreading. Worst steps taken by the indian go nment and concern only about wng seats
most countries in the world are now planning to ban flights from India; New Zend, UK, Canada etc. have announced and pentially other major countries soon will make the decision.
This is atmanirbhar India where people are dying due to lack of oxygen.
New India ? Modi?
Isolated India. 30 days means they know situation is bad
Soon half of the world will ban flights from india
can you even afford to go to another state?
Even two days back, Tadipaar conducted five mega rallies in West Bengal which goes to show the hypocrisy and how much they prioritise ion victory over lives and livelihood of the people.
We are happy that Canada banned Pakistan flights. It is a moment of celebration for us.
One by one all countries are shutting doors to India, Wah Modiji, what an achievement? BJP is a disaster to India, India always grows under Congress and when ever BJP wins, they pull us back by atleast 10
It is quite obvious that all countries would like to ban flights from India.
More n more countries are putting a ban on flights from India. In a way we have become Persona non Grata for most of the countries. Feku has successfully put us in complete international isolation.
I do not still understand why Modiji went so crazy about local ions.
This will happen when you chaiw as PM
How dare they ban us?!
IDIOT MODI WAS BUSY DONATING VACCINES TO COUNTRIES THAT HATE US.
I guess we should not make a huge noise on this. UK flights were banned too
Sadly things are going to get worse in India once the full effects of the Kumbh Mela are felt.
Instead of following rules we were busy in farmer gatherings, weddings, rallies..but blame go nment.