Coronavirus Outbreak: No international flights will be permitted inside India from March 22
As coronavirus cases are increasing in the country, after March 22, 2020, no international flights will be permitted to land inside India. In a notice hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation, the government also urged work from home for most and said those below 10 and above 65 should stay home.
Coronavirus cases in India climbed to 173 on Thursday after 18 new cases were reported. To check the spread of coronavirus, which has claimed over 8,000 lives globally and infected more than two lakh, India had already suspended visas for the vast majority of foreigners seeking to enter the country.
- Railways and airlines have been asked to suspend all concessional travel except for students, patients and persons with disabilities.
- States have been asked to enforce work from home for the private sector, except for emergency and essential services.
- Delhi has banned the gathering of more than 20 people at a time. In cities like Gurgaon and Mumbai, gatherings of more than 50 have been banned.
- The coronavirus cases in India include 25 foreign nationals -- 17 from Italy, three from the Philippines, two from the UK, one each from Canada, Indonesia and Singapore.