Nepal still on ‘Red list’ while India on yellow with 40,000 infections daily

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India is about to be removed from the red list of travel bans issued by the UK to control the transmission of COVID-19. The list is being updated from August 8 to remove India from the red list.

UK Transport Minister Grant Sepps said on Twitter that the UAE, Qatar, India and Bahrain would be removed from the red list and added to the yellow list, with effect from 4 am on August 8.

Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh have been retained in the red list. Nepal has been on this list since May 12. Also, Pakistan and Bangladesh were included in the list from April 9. India was also placed on the red list from April 23.

Citizens of any other country who have visited the countries on the red list will be barred from entering the UK.

“If you have visited the countries and territories on the Red List in the last 10 days, you will only be able to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish citizen or have the right to reside in the UK,” the UK government’s official website said.

Similarly, citizens of their countries have been asked not to travel to the countries on the red list to spend time. He has requested to visit only if absolutely necessary. Similarly, citizens returning to the UK from those countries will have to stay in the government hotel quarantine for 10 days.

The UK has said it will impose travel bans on countries on the red list until infection rates are low and vaccination rates are high.

Currently, the daily infection rate in Nepal is 25 percent of the total tests. On Wednesday alone, 4,107 people were confirmed infected in Nepal. Which is 25.19 percent of the total test. This is the highest in the last two months.

So far, 2 million 74 thousand 786 people have been fully vaccinated in Nepal. The number of those who applied the first dose is 42 lakh 97 thousand 612.

The United Kingdom, meanwhile, has added Georgia, Mayotte, Mexico and Reunion to the list. Austria, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are on the green list.

In India, which is about to be included in the first list from the red list, more than 40,000 cases of Kovid-19 infection have been confirmed daily. Despite this, India is being put on the yellow list.

In the last 24 hours alone, 42,982 new infections have been identified in India and 533 people have died. At the same time, the number of deaths in India has reached four lakh 25 thousand 757. Currently, there are four lakh 10 thousand 232 active cases. Which is 1.29 percent of the total infected. So far, more than 486 million doses of vaccine have been distributed in India.

Although the number of infected people in India is high, the infection rate is lower than in Nepal. The vaccination rate is also high.