Coronavirus pandemic: Domestic flights resume after two months; India Covid-19 cases near 1.45 lakh 

Team Suno Neta Monday 25th of May 2020 10:26 PM
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A flight schedule display at Delhi airport, on Monday. (Photo courtesy: Prashant Kumar/Twitter 

New Delhi: Domestic passenger air services resumed on Monday after a gap of two months since the lockdown was imposed for the first time, on March 25, to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Covid-19. All top airlines, including Air Asia, Air India, Indigo, and SpiceJet, ran 30 per cent of their flights after strictly following the coronavirus-prevention guidelines set by the civil aviation ministry.

Monday saw 532 flights operate carrying over 39,000 passengers.

However, airports witnessed chaotic scenes across the country as many flights were cancelled or rescheduled leaving the passengers confused, frustrated and angry. Passengers complained that they were not informed in advance of the cancellation of the flights.

As many as 82 flights, including arrivals and departures, were cancelled at the Delhi airport as some of the states requested the Centre to curtail services to meet their own guidelines. Similarly, flights were cancelled in almost all major airports that resumed operations and they all witnessed similar chaotic scenes involving passengers.

India’s Covid-19 cases near 1.45 lakh

Meanwhile, India continues to witness a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. On Monday, the country recorded 6,414 fresh cases and 148 new deaths taking the total number of infections in the country to 144,950 and the total number of deaths to 4,172.

India is now at the 10th position globally in the number of Covid-19 infections.

Latest global coronavirus stats from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering

Latest coronavirus India stats:

  • Confirmed: 144,950
  • Deaths: 4,172
  • Recovered: 60,706

Latest worldwide coronavirus stats:

  • Confirmed: 5,582,363
  • Deaths: 347,563
  • Recovered: 2,361,029

Top 5 countries with coronavirus infections:

  • United States: 1,706,150
  • Brazil: 374,898
  • Russia: 353,427
  • United Kingdom: 261,184

Top 5 countries with coronavirus deaths are:

  • United States: 99,804
  • United Kingdom: 36,914
  • Italy: 32,877
  • France: 28,432

[Source: Worldometer]

[This story was last updated at 6am, May 26, 2020.]




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