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Indian gov't to suspend domestic flights from Wednesday to fight COVID-19
March 23, 2020 | 7:30 PM
by Xinhua
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New Delhi: Amid COVID-19 concerns, the Indian government has announced that it would suspend domestic flights from Wednesday.

“The operations of domestic commercial airlines shall cease operations with effect from midnight (23:59 IST) of March 24,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

However, the restrictions shall not apply to solely cargo carrying flights, the directive said.

International flights have already been banned for a week.



The government's announcement comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in the country have risen to 421. So far, seven people were killed because of COVID-19 in India.

Indian authorities imposed lockdown in 80 districts across states and territories of the country to contain the spread of COVID-19.



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