New Delhi: In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government is reportedly planning to stop flights from Delhi to Mumbai. Besides, train services between the two metro cities could also be suspended.Also Read - Vaccines To PPE Kits, How Indian Government Has Decided To Help Omicron-Hit African Nations | Details Here

Though an official confirmation is awaited, sources in the Maharashtra government told a leading portal that a formal order regarding the same will be issued soon. Also Read - Delhi Omicron Update: Govt To Conduct Covid Test For All Travellers From High-Risk Countries | Details

“The action is being considered following a spike in Covid-19 cases in Delhi”, India Today quoted sources as saying. Also Read - New COVID Variant Omicron: Why is The New Variant Dangerous, Safety Measures And Everything You Need to Know

Notably, the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi comes amid the festive season and rising pollution level. Yesterday, the city had reported 7,456 coronavirus case, after which the total tally rose to over 5.1 lakh, even as 98 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,041.

The highest single-day spike till date — 8593 cases — was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities were recorded. Ninety-eight fatalities were recorded on Thursday, pushing the toll in the national capital to over 8,000-mark.

Yesterday, the Union Health ministry had stated that with the spike in daily new COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Delhi, the spillover effect is being observed in the NCR regions within Haryana and Rajasthan where the number of COVID positive patients is on the rise.

Furthermore, it sent high-level teams to Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur where they will visit districts reporting a high number of COVID-19 cases and support the state’s efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing, and efficient clinical management of positive cases.