Due to this Covid-19 situation, the ministry of civil aviation of India has announced the suspension of all domestic airlines except cargo-carrying flights effective from today till March 31, 2020. “The Central Government considers that the movement of persons within the country by flights carrying a large number of persons together will aid and assist the spread of the above virus within India and for prevention of the further spread of the epidemic disease, such movement of people must be restricted, ” says the MoCA order. It also reads “The operation of flights by the holders of non-scheduled operator permit(except all-cargo flights, off-shore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights or flights specifically approved by DGCA-India) and flights by private aircraft operators shall also cease with effect from 23.59 hrs. IST on March 24, 2020.” DGCA also clarified that there are no restrictions even on international flights for carrying cargo.