Vikram Chandra discusses states’ concern over resumption of domestic flights
With concern over the possibility of transmission of virus amid the growing number of Covid+ cases in India, states have raised a red flag over the resumption of domestic flights in India. Maharashtra and West Bengal govts have opposed the move, stating that this could lead to a further spike. Meanwhile, India witnessed another day of spike in Covid positive cases with over 6000 cases reported in one day for the 5th consecutive day. With new cases coming up in Bihar and Karnataka, the growth rate in both the states are in double digits. Uttarakhand, which was so far relatively safe with barely 200 cases, got 54 new cases in the last 24 hours. With increased movement the need for testing, contact tracing and quarantine have become crucial in India’s fight against Covid-19.