UAE warns citizens against travel to India due to spread of swine flu

March 5, 2015 11:55 am 

DUBAI, March 5 — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday warned citizens against travelling to India due to the spread of swine flu.

The warning was published on the ministry's website. The spread of swine flu disease which is caused by the H1N1 virus has so far claimed 1000 lives in India, the Times of India reported on Tuesday.

The state of Gujarat has the highest death toll, with more than 265 people killed and 4000 cases discovered until Feb.28, the report added.

Out of the 9 million residents in the UAE, around 30 percent are Indian nationals, forming the biggest group of expatriates.

All four UAE airliners, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia and FlyDubai offer daily flights from the UAE cities to Indian cities. (PNA/Xinhua)

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