New Delhi, 8/1 (AO Bureau): In a recent development, amidst the fear of mutant coronavirus strain, which is spreading fast in India, an Air India flight carrying 246 passengers from the UK has landed in the national capital. The mutant coronavirus strain was first detected in the UK.
The Indian Government had suspended the flights to and from the UK on December 23 over the mutant coronavirus strain, which is believed to be 70% more contagious.
The flights between the two countries resumed even after the mutant corona strain cases in India is rising. Currently, there are 73 cases in India.
According to the government, 30 flights will operate every week – 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This will stand till 23 January, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri has said.