Maximum Covid ‘Import' Cases In India From W Asia
The New Indian Express Chennai|May 15, 2020
Passengers arriving from West Asia, or the Middle-East, brought in the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in India, according to an analysis by researchers from IIT-Chennai based on assessment of an online airline database.
Richa Sharma

Flights arriving from seven airports in the region, mainly Dubai, carried the highest number of infected passengers to India until the country suspended international flights on March 24 midnight.

The importation risk indices of the individual countries for various airports show the West Asian nations were followed by the UK, Italy and the US. India had registered 657 cases till March 25, of which 62% were ‘imported’ cases. While 300 infected passengers arrived from West Asian/Gulf countries, the second-highest number, 50, was from the UK.

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