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World Covid-19: several neighbors of India close their borders with the Asian giant

20:10  06 may  2021
20:10  06 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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India announces this Thursday 6 May A record: nearly 4,000 deaths due to COVID and 412,000 new contaminations in 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 21 million people have been contaminated, and the PIC should not arrive before several weeks. Without further delay, Sri Lanka closed this Thursday its borders with the Asian giant - several neighbors had already done the same.

Sri Lanka prohibits entry into its territory to flights from India. And his navy intensified the patrols to prevent Indian trawlers from approaching, this Thursday, she said they stopped eleven ships that had crossed the Strait between the two countries.

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Bangladesh had already closed on April 26 his border with India. And if the Government of Dhaka has received 10 million doses of neighborhood vaccine, it is now negotiating for Chinese vaccines because New Delhi has stopped these exports to deal with the pandemic on its own soil.

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Nepal, Pakistan and Maldives

Nepal, on its part, interrupted international flights a week ago, only two flights Weekly are allowed to India to repatriate Indian citizens who have been blocked; On the ground, only a few border crossings with India remain open to allow Nepal citizens to return home.

Neighbor, Pakistan had closed its borders with India before the beginning of the epidemic due to political tensions, which does not prevent it from facing like Nepal or Bangladesh at record rate of death. at the pandemic.

Finally the Maldives, without closing their territory to Indians, which constitute their first tourism market, have reinforced their restrictions and let them enter them only in case of negative tests.

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Dr Khan explains how India’s troubles are spreading across the sub-continent, while pregnant women are dying in Brazil.India has seen a rapid and well-publicised increase in COVID cases. After a stepwise easing of restrictions across the country throughout 2020, India’s leader, President Narendra Modi, declared the country was in the “end game” of the pandemic. Soon after this bold statement, large religious and political gatherings were allowed to take place with little regard for social distancing and, inevitably, cases began to soar. On May 3, India hit the grim milestone of 20 million COVID cases, though the true number is thought to be much higher.

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