Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a series of tweets that a directive was issued on Sunday to airlines, restraining them from doing open bookings from May 4.
A number of airlines had opened up bookings from May 4, following the tweet by the minister stating, “We can consider lifting restrictions on domestic and international flights thereafter”.
All domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended for the lockdown period. Cargo flights and special flights that are permitted by the DGCA, can fly during the duration of the lockdown.
Currently, India has 17,265 cases of Covid-19.