India has extended the restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom (UK) to the Country till February 14.

The restrictions have been extended in view of the deteriorating COVID-19 crisis in the UK.

Notably, UK has been severely hit by the new mutated strain of COVID-19 which is believed to spread 70 per cent faster.

The Union the Civil Aviation Ministry has written to the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airlines notifying them that restrictions on flights between India and the UK have been extended up to February 14.

The restrictions seek to limit the number of flights permitted to operate.

According to the restrictions, a total of only 30 flights have been allowed every week into India.

Fifteen of the total 30 flights will be operated by Indian carriers and 15 by British carriers.

At present, out-bound flights to the UK are operating only from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Meanwhile, the ongoing lockdown in the UK may last till March.

This was informed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The British PM’s announcement comes at a time when the new variant of coronavirus, continues to sweep through Britain, pushing the Country’s death toll up to 1 lakh.

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