For one week, India bans all commercial international flights
New Delhi : In a bid to stop spreading of coronavirus in the country, India has barred all scheduled international flights for next one week from March 22. Normally, India gets around 300 international flights every week.
The government issued a statement on Thursday and said, "No scheduled international commercial passenger flights will be allowed to land in India from March 22, 2020 for one week. State governments shall issue appropriate directions so that all citizens above 65 other than public figures and public servants are advised to stay at home.
"Similarly all children below 10 should be advised to stay at home and not to venture out. Railways and civil aviation shall cancel all concessional travels except for students, patients and Divyang category. States have been advised to impose work from home in both private and public sector except those working in emergency services."
The Central government has also issued an advisory asking Central government employees to work from home and those who have to come to office must visit in staggered timings.