Saturday 21 March 2020 2:40 AM UTC
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday sought response of the Centre and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on a petition challenging the Centre’s circular prohibiting travel of passengers from European Union, UK, Turkey and European free trade association member nations from March 18 onwards to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
A bench of Justices JR Midha and IS Mehta issued notice to ministries of health and home affairs and Directorate General of Civil Aviation seeking their stand on the petition.
The petition has been moved by the father of an Indian student stranded in Scotland and who is unable to return to the country.
Coronavirus Outbreak: The third worst-hit country is Iran with 1,433 fatalities and 19,644 cases, followed by Spain with 1,002 deaths and 19,980 cases, and France with 372 deaths and 10,995 cases.
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