Saturday, 28 March 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: All domestic flights suspended till April 14

Amid the nationwide lockdown to fight against coronavirus, all domestic flights have been suspended further till April 14. The ban on flights was earlier imposed only till March 31, but it has now been extended.

The international flights were already suspended by the authorities till April 15, even before the 21-day lockdown was announced.

The railways had long stopped all inter-state services for passengers, and now are only allowing transportation of groceries and essential services. With the flights also suspended, nationwide travel comes to a halt.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is issuing several advisories in order to spread awareness among the masses about the Do’s and Don’ts. They have also released a comic document to educate children about the infectious virus and its preventive measures.

The COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the WHO. Thus all the nations are stepping up efforts to fight the disease which is spreading at a very fast pace.

India is under a 21-day lockdown period until April 14, in order to break the chain of this virus, spreading from one infected person to another through contact.

via Lonely Planet India

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