India

Lockdown 5.0 announced International flights still suspended until June 30

Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (image source: wikipedia commons)

After allowing the domestic flights in the country, there were hopes that the International flights will also resume after May 30. However, Indian aviation authorities announced that the flights will be further suspended until June 30. This news came out after the new lockdown guidelines were announced. The Civil Aviation Department said that they will let the international airlines know about any change in this regulation.

The government has given instructions to slowly lift the lockdown in the areas which have very low numbers of COVID cases. The first phase will begin today with the opening of restaurants, salons, shopping malls, and religious places. However, the areas in which are the hotspots will remain closed and strict lockdown procedures will be followed. The nightly curfew from 9pm to 5am will continue.

The second phase will allow the opening of educational institutes along with various offices. The SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) will be announced for every state soon. The following video by ‘Hindustan Times’ explains the new rules in detail.

All states are currently reviewing the total number of active cases that they are handling. The data will be revised and every state will define the hotspots and implement the guidelines given by the central government.

The government will keep the international air travel suspended. The decision to resume these flights will be reviewed after the end of June. As of now, all flights in and out of India will not happen.

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