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India extends ban on domestic flights

India's ban on domestic flight operations has been extended till April 14 from March 31 as the country steps up efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, said a report citing a statement from the aviation regulator DGCA.
"All domestic operators engaged in scheduled, non-scheduled and private aircraft operations in India shall ensure strict compliance of the order," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a memo signed by Deputy Director General Sunil Kumar today.
International flights in and out of India were already stopped till April 15 before the 21-day pan-India shutdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his second address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic last week, said a report in NDTV.
The railways have already stopped operations and all inter-state movement is being monitored to allow only essential services such as groceries and medical supplies to pass through.