Low-cost airline GoAir will resume its booking operations for domestic flights from April 15 and for international flights from May 1 next.

“GoAir is open for bookings from April 15, 2020, for its domestic flights, and the airline is open for bookings for international flights from May 1, 2020,” a media report quoted a GoAir spokesperson as saying.

After the announcement of the 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 24, India had suspended all its flight operations till April 14.

The 21-day lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from March 24 midnight as a preventive measure to contain the spread of COVID19.

Union minister of civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri had said a decision to restart the flights after the lockdown period is yet to be taken by the government.

“The current lockdown on both domestic & international passenger flights is till April 15. A decision to restart the flights after this period remains to be taken. If required, we will have to assess the situation on a case by case basis,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the country continues to surge.

As per the Union ministry of health and family welfare, the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 3,577 with 83 deaths so far.

The Union health ministry said the states have already been advised to use funds under National Health Mission (NHM) and State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) to undertake all activities related with the creation of quarantine centres.

The states have also been asked to use such funds to create dedicated COVID-19 hospitals, procure other medical equipment, treatment of patients and all other activities related to the management of COVID19.

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