Flights to Mumbai may be suspended as COVID-19 cases spike in Delhi

Written By: / Saturday, 21 November 2020 18:38

IT Correspondent
Mumbai, Nov 21:

Maharashtra is expected to stop flights from Delhi in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital and the formal orders in this regard will be issued shortly, official sources said. 
Since the proposal to suspend air services between Mumbai and Delhi has to be cleared by the Union civil aviation ministry, it will take a couple of days by the time the services are suspended.   
There have also been reports about cancellation of certain trains on Delhi-Mumbai sector. However in a tweet the Railways clarified that it has not taken any decision regarding cancellation of trains on Mumbai Delhi sector. 
A total of 7,546 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi on Thursday (19 November ) taking the total count to 5,10,630. According to the Delhi Health Department, 6,685 people recovered from the coronavirus on Friday and the total recoveries now has gone up to 4,59,368. 
A total of 7,546 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi on Thursday ( 19 November ) taking the total count to 5,10,630. According to the Delhi Health Department, 6,685 people recovered from the coronavirus on Friday and the total recoveries now has gone up to 4,59,368. 
India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country. 
The 584 new fatalities include 154 from Maharashtra, 98 from Delhi, 53 from West Bengal, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 each from Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, 20 from Haryana, 19 from Tamil Nadu and 15 from Punjab. A total of 1,32,162 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 46,356 from Maharashtra followed by 11,604 from Karnataka, 11,550 from Tamil Nadu, 8,041 from Delhi, 7,873 from West Bengal, 7,480 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,910 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,556 from Punjab and 3,830 from Gujarat. 
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to co- morbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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Raju Vernekar

Raju Vernekar

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