India suspends domestic flights to prevent spread of virus

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India has already banned incoming international flights and sealed most of its land borders

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New Delhi: India will ground all domestic passenger flights from Wednesday to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, the government said, as more states ordered lockdowns.

India has already banned incoming international flights and sealed most of its land borders.

The government information bureau said only cargo flights will be allowed.

India has reported seven virus deaths from more than 400 cases, but infections have risen sharply in recent days.

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