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Covid-19: Flights, trains between Delhi, Maharashtra not stopped yet

Web Report/Delhi
Filed on November 20, 2020


Ministry of Civil Aviation, Indian Railways dismiss rumours.

While there has been a sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in New Delhi since the Diwali celebrations, there have been numerous reports about a ban on flight and train services between Maharashtra and Delhi.

However, the government  dismissed any rumours. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Civil Aviation told that they "haven't received any such info on suspending flights between Mumbai- Delhi," according to the report on ET Now.

A spokesperson for the Indian Railways also confirmed that "reports of trains between Mumbai & Delhi being halted are baseless & speculative. Railways has not taken any such decision."

The capital witnessed a rise in Covid-19 cases since October 28 when cases crossed the 5,000-mark for the first time and the 8,000-mark on November 11. In the last 24 hours, ending Friday morning, Delhi recorded 7,500 new cases of coronavirus.

As Delhi heads for a third wave of the virus, Home Minister Amit Shah, who has been overseeing the city’s battle against coronavirus, has tasked 10 multi-disciplinary teams to visit more than 100 private hospitals in the capital to assess bed availability and utilisation, testing capacity and identifying additional ICU beds.

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