Flights between Mumbai and Delhi will now be allowed to operate only twice a week, on Monday and Friday, according to the West Bengal state government. This decision was made in response to an increase in Coronavirus cases across the country. According to recent reports, the new guidelines will take effect on January 5.
Due to a significant increase in cases, the state government reinstated COVID-related restrictions. According to the new guidelines, flights from Mumbai and New Delhi will only operate twice a week for the time being, and no flights from the United Kingdom will be permitted.
Aside from that, the state government imposed a new set of restrictions, stating that between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., all vehicles, people, and public gatherings of any kind are prohibited. During this time, however, emergency and essential services will be permitted.
Meanwhile, while all markets and shopping malls will be permitted to remain open until 10 p.m., at half their normal capacity, local trains will be permitted to run at 50% capacity until 7 p.m. Furthermore, theatres and cinema halls will be permitted to operate at 50% capacity, while conferences and meetings will be permitted to operate at 50% capacity or a maximum of 200 people at a time, whichever is lower.
According to reports, the state has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days, prompting the state government to take strict measures to prevent the virus from spreading further.