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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Kolkata extends flight ban from six cities including Chennai, Delhi till July 31

Kolkata Airport on Friday said 'the temporary restriction on the arrival of flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad has been extended upto 31st July.

Published: 16th July 2020 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2020 12:17 AM   |  A+A-

Passengers wait in a queue at the Kolkata airport to catch a flight for Guwahati amid ongoing lockdown

The ban on flights from six cities in Kolkata has been done to keep COVID-19 cases in check. (File photo| PTI)

By Online Desk

India on Friday registered its highest-ever COVID-19 daily case tally as country crossed the 10 lakh mark with a whopping spike of 34,956 new patients and 687 deaths.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, total positive cases in country stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths.

For the third consecutive day, COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 2,000 mark while Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have also reported a high number of cases.

Meanwhile, community transmission has begun in Kerala, with an increasing number of people from Poonthura and Pulluvila testing positive for COVID-19, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday. 

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