New Delhi: In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday extended the restrictions on domestic flights till April 14, 2020 amid a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the disease. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, DGCA Extends Ban on International Passenger Flights Till April 14
On Match 26, the aviation regulator had suspended all international commercial passenger flights till April 14. Also Read - DGCA Issues Advisory For 'Social Distancing' on Flights, at Airports | Here are the Rules
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that this is necessary for a decisive battle against the coronavirus. Also Read - Coronavirus: ‘All Aircraft Must be Disinfected Once in 24 Hours,’ DGCA Tells Airlines in Fresh Advisory
Notably, India has reported a total of 724 cases of Coronavirus infection so far. Seventeen people have died battling the Virus.