India Extends Ban on Scheduled International Flights till October 31st
- Scheduled international commercial flight services suspension extended till October 31st.
- International scheduled flights may be allowed on case to case basis.
- The number of Covid-19 cases was recorded less than 20,000 after 201 days today.
New Delhi: Amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Director-General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till October 31st said to a circular the office of DGCA. However, the restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA, the circular further added.
Also, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to case basis, the Indian regulatory body said.
Last month, the DGCA had extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till September 30th.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases was recorded at 18,795 in the country after 201 days today, taking India’s caseload to 3, 36, 97,581, while the number of active cases declined to 2, 92,206, the lowest in 192 days. , while the death toll due to the viral climbed to 4,47,373 with 179 more fatalities, the lowest in 193 days, according to the Union health ministry. Also, 13,21,780 tests were conducted to detect the infection on Monday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 56,57,30,031. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.42 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for the last 29 days.