India is currently experiencing a sharp increase of Covid-19 cases that has caused it to be added to UK’s red list of flights suspended from flying to the country.
The country’s today Wednesday, April 28, Covid-19 death toll surpassed the 201,000 mark while at least 300,000 people test positive each day as it is battling the second wave of the disease. In total, India had recorded more than 18 million cases of the deadly disease.
Pandemic in India has caught attention of the world and being aware of the danger, Kenya Airways on Tuesday, April 28, said that it will still continue to fly to and from India.
KQ explained that they would continue with the flights despite the sharp spike in the number of Covid-19 cases because it uses the India route to fly medical equipment and drugs into Kenya with the national carrier stating that it had enhanced safety measures to minimise the risk of person-to-person transmission.
“Passengers are only accepted on KQ flights upon presenting a valid Covid-19 test result certificate,” KQ said in a statement.
Kenya Airways resumed domestic and international flights in July and August 2020 respectively after a five-month suspension following the outbreak of the pandemic in March. While resuming the flights, KQ management said that its resumption of services to other destinations was to be based on demand.