Covid-19: From 6-19 July, no flights will operate to Kolkata from six cities1 min read . Updated: 04 Jul 2020, 04:03 PM IST
- Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad are the cities
- The number of Covid-19 cases in West Bengal crossed the 20,000-mark on Friday
In the wake of pandemic, Kolkata airport on Saturday said no flights from six cities shall operate to the capital of West Bengal from 6-19 July.
Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad are the cities.
"It is informed that no flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi,Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur,Chennai & Ahmedabad from 6th to 19th July 2020 or till further order whichever is earlier. Inconvenience caused is regretted," says a tweet from Kolkata airport.
The decision was taken on the request of West Bengal government in view of Covid-19, said Kolkata Airport director.
Currently, the Kolkata airport is operating about 60-65 daily flights as compared to 220 flights in the pre-coronavirus time.
The number of Covid-19 cases in West Bengal crossed the 20,000-mark as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 669 new infections on Friday, according to a bulletin issued by the Health Department.
The fresh cases pushed the virus count to 20,488 in the state, it added.
The state also reported the highest number of fatalities on a single day at 18, raising the death toll to 717, the bulletin said.
There are 6,200 active Covid-19 cases in the state at present.
Since Thursday, 534 people have been discharged from different hospitals in the state after they recovered from the infection.
In the last 24 hours, a record 11,053 samples were tested for Covid-19, it said.