Using European Centre of Disease Control data on deaths in 11 nations in the period up to May 4, they compared the number of observed deaths in the countries against those predicted by their model if no restrictions had been imposed.
Briefing the media on the progress of Phase IV of the mission, known as "Vande Bharat," Srivastava said the additional flights will from GCC countries, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, Europe, Kyrgyzstan, and Ukraine.
So far the group has arranged about a dozen flights to various Indian cities including Gaya, Lucknow, Varanasi, Jaipur and Kolkata. Latest flight was operated on Saturday to Gaya in Bihar.
“Charter flights operated by UAE carriers to bring Indian citizens from UAE to India will be allowed to carry ICA approved UAE residents (returning to UAE from India) on their return leg (India to UAE).
Amid the COVID-19 restrictions, five entities in UAE have joined hands and airlifted 105 workers, who have been stranded in Saudi Arabia after the country was not operating international flight services in light of rising positive cases.
The Hajj, which begins on Wednesday, normally draws around 2.5 million people for five intense days of worship in one of the world's largest gatherings of people from around the world.
Etihad Airways has operated its first ever flight to Havana, Cuba. The goodwill flight, chartered by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, landed in the capital of the Caribbean island nation, carrying Cuban nationals returning home from the UAE.
It has been also confirmed that a PCR test with negative result of maximum 96 hours is must to enter the country for all except children under 12 and people of determination. Everyone will also have to abide by a 14-day-quarantie or 7 days for vital jobs, in addition to installing Al Hosn applications, ICA added.
“The government of Pakistan is pleased to allow all international passenger operations to/from all airports as available pre-COVID-19. International scheduled flight operations to/from Pakistan will revert to authorisations as per summer-20 scheduling season."
“So far, 113,154 Pakistani nationals have been repatriated from different parts of the world. We thank all the governments of these countries for their cooperation in facilitating the repatriation of our nationals,” Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said.