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Despite Jump in India’s Covid Cases, Britain Allows Flights

File picture of PM Narendra Modi with British PM Boris Johnson. (Reuters)

From plans for Boris Johnson’s upcoming India go to to some ‘candy speak’ between the 2 nations, a roundup of what is making information at this time.

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  • Last Updated:April 15, 2021, 16:08 IST

Flights from India Continue Despite Covid Spurt: Why hasn’t Britain banned flights from India? This is just not a suggestion that it ought to, however the British authorities determination does seem baffling. Flights from Pakistan and Bangladesh to the UK have been stopped. As of Wednesday, Pakistan had reported 5,400 new Covid-19 circumstances in a day, Bangladesh 5,200. India reported above 200,000. And but flights from India proceed, although restricted in quantity and with due precautions. A UK authorities spokesperson says the general variety of new circumstances in any nation is just one issue within the determination taken.

Boris Johnson’s India Visit Still on: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s go to due from April 26 remains to be going forward as issues stand at current, however has been reduce quick – it stays underneath evaluation given the spiralling circumstances in India. At the very least Mumbai is off the itinerary, given the excessive incidence of Covid. The excessive and rising circumstances in India’s capital do elevate questions in regards to the programme by way of the Delhi go to as properly. But each side are eager that the go to go forward, even whether it is truncated and the programmes get lowered additional.

India to Supply Sugar in Sweet Deal for UK: Indian export of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the UK has been restricted at the moment, however India has discovered a solution to sweeten exports to Britain with an settlement to provide the nation with 3,675 tonnes of sugar at preferential charges. In its personal means a well timed supply. Britain is simply popping out of a protracted lockdown, and can wish to have a good time little doubt with cake and extra. This doesn’t after all cease the British quest for a bigger slice of the vaccine pie.

UK Insurer Calls Egyptian Compensation Claim on Ever Given ‘Unrealistic’: The Indian crew of 25 on the Ever Given, the cargo ship that acquired caught within the Suez Canal for six days from March 23, is now stranded on the ship following a dispute that has arisen between Egyptian authorities and the Japanese homeowners of the ship. The Egyptian authorities have demanded 900 million {dollars} in compensation for lack of income over the six-day interval and the price of liberating the ship. The ship ran aground in a sandstorm that reduce visibility to close zero. UK Club, one of many ship’s insurers, has referred to as the Egyptian declare unrealistic.

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