Canada suspends passenger flights from India, Pakistan

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Canada’s hitting the pause button on flights from at least one COVID-19 hotspot. And while new measures announced Thursday by Federal Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra put a 30-day halt to flights from India and Pakistan, it doesn’t address the issue of those flying to Canada via non-direct flights — which the Sun has learned remains a worrying source of international travellers arriving in Canada from COVID hotspots. Cargo flights, Alghabra said, will still be permitted. “This is a temporary measure while we assess the evolving situation and determine appropriate measures going forward,” he said. So far this month, 177 international flights have landed in Canada carrying passengers who tested positive for COVID-19.

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