Monday, April 26, 2021

India's richest people are fleeing on private jets as the country hits almost 350,000 COVID-19 infections in another daily global record

 India's ultra-rich are paying tens and thousands of dollars to escape the country as it set a new global record for new coronavirus infection - for the fourth day in a row.

BUSINESS INSIDER

In the last week, India has become the new epicenter of the virus, which has completely overwhelmed the country's healthcare system and crematotiums and has led to a dire shortage of oxygen.

On Sunday, public health officials reported 349,691 new COVID-19 cases in the country, according to sky News. They also reported 2,767 deaths, another daily record, as some nations announced  they would implement travel restrictions on visitors from India.

A spokesman for charter company Air Charter Service India told AFP that the amount of interest in private jets has been "absolutely crazy."

Another private jet provider, Enthral Aviation, said it has been overwhelmed by hundreds of inquiries over the last few days.

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