Wellington: In the wake of the rising cases of coronavirus in India, New Zealand on Thursday temporarily suspended the entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, following a high number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country. According to a report from news agency Reuters, the suspension starts from April 11 and will be in place till April 28. This was announced by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Also Read - Delhi: Containment Zones Rise From 8,661 to 9929 Within 2 Days | Check Full List of Hotspots Here
“The suspension will start from 1600 local time on April 11 and will be in place until April 28,” Ardern said at a press conference. However, the New Zealand government said it will deliberate upon measures to deal with the crisis in the meantime. Also Read - Delhi Enters Weekend Lockdown, UP To Impose Curfew On Sunday As India's Fight Against COVID Continues
The decision from New Zealand comes in the backdrop of increasing COVID-19 cases in India. Over the past few days, India has been recording over one lakh cases every day. On Wednesday, India recorded 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest-ever single-day surge since the onset of the pandemic early last year.