Government ban all international flights entering India for a week starting this Sunday.

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to contain any increase in Coronavirus cases in India, the government has banned all international flights entering India for a week starting this Sunday.

“No schedule international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to land in India from March 22, 2020, for one week,” the government said in a statement.

The government has asked all senior citizens (above the age of 65) to stay at home.

“State governments shall issue appropriate directions so that all citizens above 65 (other than for medical assistance) except for public representatives/govt servants/medical professionals are advised to remain at home,” read the statement.

Similarly, all children below 10 have been advised to remain at home and not venture out.

The government has also asked railways and civil aviation to suspend all concessional travel ‘except for students, patients and divyang category