UAE suspends all flights from COVID-hit India

NCEMA says flights transiting through UAE on way to India will continue, but all incoming flights from India have been suspended due to COVID-19 surge.

DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates has suspended all incoming flights from India due to a surge in coronavirus infections there, the UAE's National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Thursday.

Flights transiting through the UAE on the way to India will continue, NCEMA said on Twitter. 

India recorded the world's highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope.

Health officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, said they were in crisis, with most hospitals full and running out of oxygen.