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India coronavirus: India grounds all domestic flights

India’s government has said no domestic flights will take off from the early hours of Wednesday onwards.

This will bring Indian airports to a standstill as international flights to India have already been cancelled.

The ban on flights coming from abroad came into effect on Sunday and is set to last for one week, but it could be extended.

It’s unclear as yet how long domestic air travel will remain suspended. 

Trains across the country have also been cancelled, and several states have shut their borders, severely limiting people’s ability to travel within the country. 

The unprecedented measures come as the number of active Covid-19 cases in India reaches 415. Seven deaths have been reported so far.

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