India has been added to the UK's blacklist.
For the second day in a row, India registered over 3 lakh new COVID-19 infections, with 3,32,348 new cases as of 11.30 p.m. on April 22. There were also 2,247 new deaths recorded. Until now, the country has recorded a total of 1,62,57,337 cases and 1,86,919 deaths.
Over the last week, the daily vaccination rate has decreased. To vaccinate all adults in India by the end of 2021, a daily rate of over 68 lakh doses is expected.
With approximately 2,800 average daily fatalities, India ranks second in the world after Brazil.
On Monday, Britain levied the toughest travel restrictions on India. As COVID-19 cases rise in India as part of the second wave of infection, the country has been added to the list of countries that should not be visited at this time. According to reports, the United Kingdom has put India on the ‘red list' for the COVID-19 flight.
According to gov.uk, India is one of 39 countries on the list, which also includes Pakistan, Bangladesh, Oman, the Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the change, revealing that 103 cases of the so-called Indian form had been found in the UK, with the vast majority having links to international travel.
He said India was being added to Britain's red list of countries, which would bar all arrivals except for UK or Irish nationals, who would have to pay to stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel for ten days when they returned.
Each UK country, including England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, has its own set of rules for visitors. Each UK country, including England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, has its own set of rules for visitors.
Meanwhile, the UK announced 2,729 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 18 more deaths occurring within 28 days of a positive test. A total of 33,257,651 people have received at least one vaccine dose, with the number of second doses now at 11,192,601.