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US approves departure of non-emergency govt workers from India

Published : Thursday, 6 May, 2021 at 11:33 AM  Count : 259

US approves departure of non-emergency govt workers from India

US approves departure of non-emergency govt workers from India


The US State Department said on Wednesday it had approved the voluntary departure of non-emergency US government employees from India because of a surge in COVID-19 cases.





Last week, the department said family members of US government employees could voluntarily leave India, reports Reuters.

A deadly second wave of coronavirus infections has swept through India in recent weeks, creating a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen for patients. read more

The State Department has advised Americans not to travel to India and said those wishing to depart should take advantage of available commercial transportation.

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