DGCA suspends all worldwide business passenger flights until April 14 amid coronavirus COVID-19 scare


New Delhi: Aviation regulator (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) DGCA on Thursday (March 26) introduced that every one worldwide business passenger flights will stay suspended until April 14, amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown to comprise the unfold of novel coronavirus.

According to the DGCA round, “In continuation of circular-II dated 19.3.2020 issued on the subject cited-above, it has been decided that all scheduled international commercial passenger services shall remain closed till 1830 hrs GMT (0000 hrs of Indian Standard Time) of April 14, 2020.” 

It, nonetheless, added, “this restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.” 

On March 19, the DGCA had introduced that no worldwide business passenger flight operations will happen in India from 1.30 am on March 23 to five.30 am on March 29.

Currently, Indian airspace is getting used solely by the worldwide flights that are passing by means of as the federal government has cancelled all worldwide and home flights within the wake of coronavirus outbreak. 

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had introduced a 21-day lockdown in all the nation efficient from midnight to take care of the unfold of coronavirus. 

In his tackle to the nation, PM Modi stated that “social distancing” is the one choice to take care of the illness, which spreads quickly.