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Canada banning flights from India, Pakistan for 30 days as COVID-19 cases soar

Canada is banning passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days amid concerns over rising case COVID-19 cases and a new virus mutation, a senior government source has confirmed to Global News.

In the last two weeks, more than 100 international flights landing in Canada have carried at least one positive COVID-19 case on board, according to the federal government.

At least 32 of those flights were from India.

READ MORE: COVID-19 variant first detected in India found in Canada. What we know so far

Officials including Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will address the decision shortly in a press conference.

More to come.

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