India suspends domestic flights as coronavirus spreads

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Majority of country under lockdown as worries emerge of big jump in Covid-19 cases

India has announced that it is stopping domestic flights and said the majority of the country was under complete lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus as the number of people dying from the disease increased across south Asia.

India has reported 471 cases of coronavirus, but health experts have said that a big jump could be imminent, which would overwhelm the underfunded and crumbling public health infrastructure.

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Written by Reuters in New Delhi
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/23/india-suspends-domestic-flights-coronavirus-lockdown under the title “India suspends domestic flights as coronavirus spreads”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.