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Australia to halt direct passenger flights from India

A quiet Sydney Airport is seen in the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will suspend all direct passenger flights from India until May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, following a surge in COVID-19 infections in the world’s second-most populous country.

India’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday. It reported 2,771 new deaths, but health experts believe the tally is significantly higher.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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