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COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Esseite: 5:41pm On Apr 26
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 uber-rich are fleeing the country on private jets as new travel bans come into place.
The country is currently battling a catastrophic second coronavirus wave.
Local media reports say many people chose to fly to Dubai, which is close by.

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

In the last week, India has become the new epicenter of the virus, which has completely overwhelmed the country's healthcare system and crematoriums 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.

The alarming numbers are prompting wealthy Indians to pay thousands for last-minute flights and private jets as travel restrictions come into place.

One popular destination seems to be the United Arab Emirates, which is only a short distance away from India and usually operates hundreds of flights there. It announced this week that it was barring the entry of travelers from India for 10 days from April 25, according to Gulf News.

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

"We have 12 flights going to Dubai tomorrow and each flight is completely full," the spokesman said Friday, according to The Economic Times.


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

"We have requested more aircraft from abroad to meet the demand ... It costs $38,000 to hire a 13-seater jet from Mumbai to Dubai and $31,000 to hire a six-seater aircraft," an Enthral Aviation spokesperson said, according to The Economic Times.

"People are making groups and arranging to share our jets just to get a seat... We've had some queries for Thailand but mostly the demand is for Dubai," they added.

According to the Sunday Times, at least eight private jets were flown to Britain from India in the last 24 hours as the UK implemented its own travel ban on the country. It is reported that the jets may have cost more than $138,000 (£100,000) to charter for the nine-hour flight.

India reported 314,835 fresh coronavirus infections on Thursday according to an Indian media report.

In New Delhi, which has been hit particularly hard, one person is said to be dying of COVID-19 every four minutes.

The US government said on Saturday that it was seriously concerned about the worsening situation in the country and that it was in high-level talks to deploy extra help to Indian healthcare workers.

"Our hearts go out to the Indian people in the midst of the horrific COVID-19 outbreak," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Twitter. "We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government, and we will rapidly deploy additional support to the people of India and India's health care heroes."

https://www.businessinsider.com/super-rich-fleeing-india-country-records-new-daily-global-record-2021-4

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Kriss216: 5:43pm On Apr 26
Watch how NCDC will be updating thousand Cases daily now.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by edo3(m): 5:44pm On Apr 26
And then? All these bastard politicians trying hard to bring back lockdown..

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by helinues: 5:44pm On Apr 26
Hahahahaha..

The fear of Coronavirus is the beginning of wisdom

Na people wey get money go die well... grin wink

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Simplyleo: 5:45pm On Apr 26
They should move to the online country, that is the country that contributed mostly to their development.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Enoch07: 5:46pm On Apr 26
you can't blame them na

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by paddyDIGITAL(m): 5:48pm On Apr 26
The rich also cry

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Racoon(m): 5:50pm On Apr 26
This is how the elites believe and behave but the Coronavirus will hunt all of them till the go down.Ndi ala them.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Skillsnigeria: 5:52pm On Apr 26
The Lord will deliver una

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Chidexter(m): 5:52pm On Apr 26
That daily record of 340k, na for the whole continent?.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Esseite: 5:55pm On Apr 26
350,000cases/day..... with more than 2000 deaths/day...

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by iampeterben(m): 5:58pm On Apr 26
It's well may God heal their land.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Camelot65: 6:07pm On Apr 26
India own don too much na.....

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Grayoso: 6:10pm On Apr 26
Racoon:
This is how the elites believe and behave but the Coronavirus will hunt all of them till the go down.Ndi ala them .

Bruv, if you are legitimately rich would you stick around during a disease pandemic or use your legitimate wealth you worked hard for to get you and your loved ones to safety?

Even if you are wretchedly poor you should still not criminalize the rich and the elite, or wish them misfortune, because many don't deserve it and should not be targets of hate merely because they are successful and wealthy.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Grayoso: 6:10pm On Apr 26
iampeterben:
It's well may God heal their land.

Amen.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by mysticwarrior(m): 6:10pm On Apr 26
Chidexter:
That daily record of 340k, na for the whole continent?.
its for India alone, India has a massive population of 1.3 billion people.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Grayoso: 6:14pm On Apr 26
mysticwarrior:
its for India alone, India has a massive population of 1.3 billion people.

Yes and with many areas as densely populated as the most densely populated areas of Lagos.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by DarlingtonC: 6:28pm On Apr 26
Simplyleo:
They should move to the online country, that is the country that contributed mostly to their development.
How does this relate with the topic?

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Chidexter(m): 6:29pm On Apr 26
mysticwarrior:
its for India alone, India has a massive population of 1.3 billion people.

It's been for them.
Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by cchub: 6:37pm On Apr 26
Their govt is behind the increase in cases.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Danielalice: 6:39pm On Apr 26
iampeterben:
It's well may God heal their land.
Amen...

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by kindlyheart: 8:03pm On Apr 26
I thought the corona pandemic is over globally.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by richfriendsng: 8:58pm On Apr 26
Simplyleo:
They should move to the online country, that is the country that contributed mostly to their development.
This table you are trying to break grin

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Righteousness2(m): 9:03pm On Apr 26
grin
Where will you run to?
Who will you run to?
How do you run from what you can't see?
This is just mere Covid and you are Panicking!
What will you do When GOD'S Wrath begins to fall on the Earth after the Rapture?

The Wrath of GOD is testing the mic allover the world.
All what the world Inhabitants need to do is to Run to JESUS.
These are the days of Noah!
The RAPTURE is upon us!
JESUS Christ is the ark of Safety

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by ahmemmygrey(m): 9:03pm On Apr 26
Japaa

So the poor are to suffer it

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by OkCornel(m): 9:03pm On Apr 26
Someone will soon say it’s the sign of the end times.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by donnie(m): 9:03pm On Apr 26
Kriss216:
Watch how NCDC will be updating thousand Cases daily now.

Exactly... E dey their body.

Beer tests positive for covid19:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUSQULFtD_c

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by temmyyem: 9:03pm On Apr 26
They were doing well before the vaccines.

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by Sunnycliff(m): 9:04pm On Apr 26
Hahaha.... But Indians have good doctors but by jazz and by science, how come they are getting overwhelmed?

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by ignis: 9:04pm On Apr 26
I'm sure Nigeria will accept all of them
Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by emmanuel596(m): 9:04pm On Apr 26
That's the same thing our greedy politicians will do when another war starts because of nepotism and religious intolerance and ethnic marginalisation

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Re: COVID-19: India's Richest People Are Fleeing On Private Jets by kenzysmith(m): 9:04pm On Apr 26
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