Kolkata Airport announced on Thursday that in the current coronavirus crisis, restrictions on flights arriving in Kolkata from six cities-Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad have been extended to August 15. Since these cities are hot spots for COVID-19, this step has been taken.
On the Weibo website Twitter, “The restrictions on flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad have been extended to August 2020. On the 15th.”
On July 17, Kolkata Airport announced that the restrictions on flights arriving in Kolkata from these six cities had been extended to July 31.
Restrictions on arriving flights #Kolkata Airport The exhibition period in six cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad has been extended to August 15, 2020. @AAI_Official @MoCA_GoI @HardeepSPuri @arvsingh01 @HomeBengal @MoHFW_INDIA @wbdhfw
-Kolkata Airport (@aaikolairport) July 30, 2020
Earlier on July 4, the state government restricted flights from six major cities to Kolkata Airport until July 19. The West Bengal government has requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to suspend operations from high-risk cities to Kolkata.
The affected airlines include Indigo, Spicejet, Vistara and India Air. According to the order of the DGCA, the network capacity of airlines operating on domestic routes is as high as 30%.
The health department said that West Bengal reported 46 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, the largest number of deaths in a single day so far, with the death toll reaching 1,536. The state stated in the announcement that the number of cases in the state has soared to 67,692, with a new record of 2,434.
The number of ongoing cases is 19,900. The announcement said that since July 29, 2,140 patients have recovered from the disease and the discharge rate has increased to 68.33%.