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Kolkata has banned flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, and Ahmedabad from July 6 to 19.HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Visuals

On the request of West Bengal govt, the Civil Aviation Ministry has banned flights from 6 COVID-19 hotspots across the state to Kolkata. Flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Nagpur have been banned from traveling to or from the money metropolis of West Bengal.

The Kolkata airport authority in a tweet on Saturday reported that no flights shall work to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai & Ahmedabad from 6th to 19th July 2020.

“It is educated that no flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai & Ahmedabad from 6th to 19th July 2020 or till more purchase whichever is previously. Inconvenience brought on is regretted.”

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Shift to consist of the spread of coronavirus

The choice will come amid West Bengal government’s ideas to ramp up the measure to comprise the coronavirus in the point out.

Previous couple of times have witnessed a immediate enhance in the variety of coronavirus cases in Kolkata and neighbouring North 24 Parganas in which for the third consecutive working day, coronavirus circumstances crossed 600 marks.

Until Friday, July 3, the overall variety of coronavirus cases experienced risen to 20,488, in accordance to the info offered by the West Bengal Division of Overall health & Loved ones Welfare. Loss of life toll far too rose by 18 and attained 735 on July 3.

Flights banned from COVID 19 hotspots

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It can be mentioned that out of 6 metropolitan areas from the place flights have been banned to Kolkata, three are in Maharashtra which has the highest selection of coronavirus cases in the state.

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Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur in Maharashtra have come to be the hotspots of coronavirus cases as the point out is battling to include the virus from the distribute. Just on Friday, Maharashtra recorded day’s greatest selection of new situations with 6,364 new instances. Of these new instances, Mumbai by itself noted above 1,300 situations.

On the nationwide degree, as of on Saturday, July 4, the complete selection of COVID 19 cases has achieved 648,315, and above 18,655 persons have died of the virus.

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