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West Bengal to operate flights from Delhi, Mumbai twice a week

Amid rising concerns over the Omicron situation in India, the West Bengal government said on Sunday that the state will operate flights from Delhi and Mumbai – two regions that have reported an alarming number of cases of the highly transmissible variant – only twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

All the airlines operating flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Kolkata and elsewhere in the state have been intimated regarding the new directives, which will come into effect from Tuesday, that is, January 5.

“West Bengal to operate flights from Delhi and Mumbai only twice a week, which will be on Monday and Friday, with effect from January 5,” said West Bengal chief secretary HK Dwivedi, while announcing new coronavirus-induced restrictions.

According to the new set of restrictions, movement of people and vehicles and public gatherings of any kind shall be prohibited between 10 pm to 5 am. Only essential and emergency services shall be permitted.

The government also announced the closure of all educational institutions.

West Bengal is witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases in the past few days. On Saturday, the state recorded 4,512 fresh infections, 1,061 more than the previous day’s figure, with Kolkata accounting for 2,398 new cases.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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