The West Bengal government has extended the suspension on flights to Kolkata from high COVID-19 prevalence cities till 30 August. Flights have been suspended from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad.
In a letter dated 10 August, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, the West Bengal Additional Chief Secretary (Home) informed P S Kharola, the Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation that he is directed to inform you that that the suspension of flight from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad to Kolkata will continue till 30 August 2020.
Earlier, Kolkata Airport had extended the temporary restriction on the arrival of flights from six cities till 15 August in the view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the city.
In view of the total lockdown, flight operations at Kolkata airport will remain suspended on 20, 21, 27, 28 and 31 August.
Meanwhile, West Bengal on Monday witnessed the highest single-day discharge of 3,208 COVID-19 patients taking the number of recovered people to 70,328, while 2,905 new coronavirus infections were registered