Amidst rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the Maharashtra government is mulling over halting flight services from Delhi to Mumbai, according to sources.
Moreover, train services between Delhi and Mumbai could also be stopped. However, citizens should note that there has not been any official confirmation from the side of the government.
The sources are saying that formal orders regarding the matter will be isued shortly.
Delhi has witnessed a surge in the coronavirus cases since October 28, when the daily rise breached the 5,000-mark for the first time, and it crossed the 8,000-mark on November 11. The national capital recorded 7,486 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the city’s infection tally to over five lakh, even as 133 more fatalities, the highest single-day death count to date, pushed the toll to 7,943, authorities said.
The highest single-day spike to date in the national capital with 8,593 cases was recorded on November 11.
While the COVID-19 situation in the country seems to improve with fewer cases each day, the national capital continues to report the high daily numbers, with daily deaths hovering just below the 100-mark.
India`s coronavirus tally crossed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The total cases in the country now stands at 90,04,366 including 4,43,794 active cases and 84,28,409 recoveries. With 584 new deaths, the toll mounted to 1,32,162.