Entry of Int’l commercial flights banned in India from Mar 22

New Delhi (NVI): The Central government today announced that all commercial passenger flights will not be allowed to land in India from March 22 for one week, in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.

The advisory further states that railways and aviation suspend all concessional travel except for students, patients and divyang category people.

“States are being requested to enforce work for home for Private Sector employees except those working in emergency/essential services,” the release stated.

All the state Governments are advised to issue appropriate directions so that all citizens above 65 (other than for medical assistance) except for public representatives/govt. servants/medical professionals are advised to remain at home. Further, all children below 10 should be advised to stay at home.

States are requested to enforce work for home for Private Sector employees except those working in emergency/essential services, the advisory stated.

To reduce crowding, all Group B and C Central Government employees are asked to attend offices on alternate week and staggered timings for all employees.

The Railway Ministry also issued a statement announcing that 155 pairs of low occupancy trains stands cancelled till March 31, 2020.