India has announced that all domestic scheduled commercial flights must be grounded from 2359 India Standard Time tomorrow (March 24), as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A post from an official spokesperson Twitter account for the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs said that all airlines must plans their operations so as to land at their destination before the above curfew.
Domestic scheduled commercial airlines to cease operations w.e.f. 2359 hours IST, on 24/3/2020
Airlines have to plan operations to land at their destination before 2359 hours on 24/3/2020
— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) March 23, 2020
The suspension does not apply to cargo-only flights. No confirmed date has been given for when domestic passenger services may resume.
Earlier today Business Traveller reported that Indian Railways had announced a complete shutdown of all passenger rail services in the country.