Amid a 21-day lockdown imposed in the country to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Air India has got approval from Indian and Chinese authorities for operating cargo flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong to get medical supplies. The freighter service will be operated on two dates – 4th and 5th April. The airline has applied for subsequent dates also for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. However, the approval for these days has not been given so far. According to the airline, they have a group of freight forwarders and consignees and they have been informed about the flights to Shanghai and Hong Kong.