US warns against India travel as corona cases surge



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The United States has warned against travel to India, where authorities on Tuesday imposed tighter restrictions to combat an explosion of Covid-19 cases.

India has recorded more than three million new infections and 18,000 deaths this month, bringing its caseload to the world’s second-highest, after the United States.

The updated US travel advisory comes after the State Department announced on Monday it would apply “do not travel” guidance to about 80 per cent of countries worldwide, citing the unprecedented risk posed by the pandemic.

“Even fully vaccinated travellers… should avoid all travel to India,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.—Agencies

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