Iran bans flights from India and Pakistan over latest COVID-19 surge
Iran on Saturday banned all flights to and from India and Pakistan to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports.
Details: Mohammad Hassan Zibakhsh, a spokesperson for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization told IRNA that the ban will be effective starting at midnight. Zibakhsh said there are now flight restrictions to and from 41 countries.
- Canada also banned flights from both countries on Friday.
Catch up quick: India is currently facing the world's worst coronavirus surge. This week, the nation set a new record for the world's highest number of cases reported in a single day.