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Covid surge: RwandAir suspends flights to Mumbai

Rwanda's state carrier Rwandair has temporarily suspended its flights to Mumbai – India following the unusual surge in COVID-19 cases…

Rwanda’s state carrier Rwandair has temporarily suspended its flights to Mumbai – India following the unusual surge in COVID-19 cases in the Asian country.“Due to the increase in  COVID-19 cases across India, Rwandair announces the suspension of its  flights to Mumbai effective May 1, 2021, until further notice,” an announcement issued by Rwandair said on Tuesday.

“Rwandair apologises for the inconveniences caused.”

In a world where more than 152.6 million cases have so far been registered, India is the second most affected with 19,549,656 total cases behind the United States with 33,133,295 cases.

Out of 3.2 million people who have already died of the pandemic worldwide, India registered 215,523 cases, the fourth biggest number after the US, Mexico and Brazil respectively.

A record single-day rise of  2,61,500 coronavirus infections has taken India’s case tally to 1,47,88,109, while active cases have surpassed the 18-landmark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

Fatalities were also worrisome with 3,688 new deaths compared to 471 new deaths in the United States.

Following the suspension, Rwandair gave its customers several options.

The carrier said that they can either rebook and fly at a later date once flights resume at no additional cost or they can request a travel voucher or a refund.

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