WB says no to flights from six virus-hit cities

New Delhi/Kolkata: No passenger flights will operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad between July 6 and July 19, the Kolkata airport said on Saturday as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.
West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha had requested the Civil Aviation Ministry on June 30 to not schedule any flights between July 6 and July 19 to the state from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad and Surat that have high prevalence of COVID-19 cases. India resumed domestic passenger flights from May 25, after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Scheduled international passenger flights are still suspended in India. “It is informed that no flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai & Ahmedabad from 6th to 19th July 2020 or till further order whichever is earlier. Inconvenience caused is regretted,” the Kolkata airport tweeted. The temporary restriction “is on the request of state government to restrict movement from high prevalence cities of coronavirus cases in order to contain the spread of COVID-19”, it said in another tweet. (PTI)

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