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.