Don't begin Flights till May 31: Tamil Nadu to Centre over Virus Spread

Don't begin Flights till May 31: Tamil Nadu to Centre over Virus Spread

Tamil Nadu has asked the central government not to restart flights in the state until May 31 on account of a spurt in coronavirus cases..

Flights are to resume from Monday, but Tamil Nadu has asked the civil aviation ministry to defer the move because of rising COVID-19 cases in Chennai.

Flights will initially operate from metros, including Chennai.

Tamil Nadu said besides the virus worries, Chennai also does not have enough public transport because of the lockdowAs many as 447 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total number of cases to 9,674, said state's Health Department said today.

The number of active COVID-19 case stands at 7,365 while 66 people have died due to the deadly virus.