Air India stops flights to Rome, Milan

air_india_j-1The government is taking all possible steps to prevent the deadly corona virus spreading from Mumbai China. So far, more than 60 cases of this virus have been reported in the country. In such a situation, Air India said on Wednesday night that it is temporarily closing flights to Rome, Milan and Seoul.

An airline official said that services to Rome (Italy) will be closed from March 15 to 25. Flights to Milan (Italy) and the capital of South Korea will be suspended from 14 to 28 March.

The company has taken this step after all tourist visas were suspended by the government till 15 April. The Union Health Ministry said that 8 in Kerala, 1-1 new cases of infection have been reported in Delhi and Rajasthan. The ministry said that these include 5 cases found positive in Delhi and 9 people from Uttar Pradesh, in which the infection has been confirmed till Wednesday evening.

The Health Ministry said that 10,57,506 passengers have been screened at airports so far. Amid the growing outbreak of Kovid-19 globally, India on Tuesday banned the entry of citizens of France, Germany and Spain and postponed their so far issued regular and e-visas.

Meanwhile, the Visa Free Travel facility given to OCI card holders on Wednesday has been discontinued till 15 April. It will come into effect on 13 March 2020. At the same time, travelers coming to India directly from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany or traveling to these countries after February 15 will be kept isolated for at least 14 days.

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