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Kenya Airways on Friday suspended passenger flights between India and Kenya until further notice.

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In a statement, KQ said the move was in line with the Kenyan government’s directive to travel between the two countries.

Kenya Airways however says that cargo operations will continue to run to facilitate the delivery of emergency equipment as well as medicine and medical supplies to Kenya and the rest of Africa.

Affected and suspended customers are encouraged to change their position for future travel or change their position with a voucher that can be redeemed for future trips within 12 months.

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The announcement by the national airline comes a day after the government suspended all flights to and from India for 14 days.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the National Response Committee (NERC) reached the decision after discussions following an increase in COVID-19 cases in India.

CS Health however said passengers arriving from India will be subjected to mandatory testing of COVID-19 and will also be required to take 14 days warranty upon arrival.

“All passengers arriving from India will be subjected to a rapid antigen test upon arrival at our ports of entry and will be required to adhere strictly to the 14-day separation period which will be closely monitored by our health officials,” he added

The CS said that although the government was sympathetic to India’s plight there was a need to take steps to prevent the spread of such viruses in the country.

He added that Kenya has pledged to provide assistance to the corona-affected country.

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