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 - Google Bans Several Malicious India-linked Domains | Check Full List

“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 - Section 144 Imposed In Gautam Buddh Nagar Till August 31. Full List of Restrictions Here

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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.