Coronavirus: India to ground domestic passenger flights

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An inside view of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

New Delhi - The government information bureau said only cargo flights will be allowed.

By AFP

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Published: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 3:06 PM

Last updated: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 5:09 PM

India will ground all domestic passenger flights from Wednesday to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government said, as more states ordered lockdowns.

India has already banned incoming international flights and sealed most of its land borders.

The government information bureau said only cargo flights will be allowed.

India has reported seven virus deaths from more than 400 cases, but infections have risen sharply in recent days.



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