Biden urges Americans to leave India immediately; Bans travel to country amid disastrous health crisis

16 days ago

Washington news, US news.

American citizens are urged to avoid traveling to India or staying there amid a catastrophic surge in Covid-19 cases worsened by the apparition of a new double-mutant variant of the deadly virus.

The US Embassy in India released a level-4 advisory Wednesday, asking Americans to leave the country through daily direct flights to the US or to Paris and Frankfurt where they would be brought back home.

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