India is already witnessing the surge in corona and facing the second wave, in this time Hong Kong has suspended all flights connecting it with India from Tuesday to May 3 as per the aviation industry sources said on Sunday.
The decision has come after 50 passengers of two Vistara flights this month were found positive for COVID-19 when tested on arrival.
Earlier on Sunday, the Hong Kong government announced suspension of all Vistara flights on Mumbai-Hong Kong route till May 2 when a total 47 passengers who were on Vistara's Delhi-Hong Kong flight of April 4 have tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Vistara's flights on Delhi-Hong Kong route had earlier been banned from April 6 to April 19.
However, Vistara did not respond regarding the matter.
Hong Kong government has also suspended flights to and from Pakistan as well as the Philippines for the aforesaid time period.
According to rules, all passengers who want to come to Hong Kong need to have a COVID-negative RTPCR result with them from a test done 72 hours prior to the journey.
Meanwhile, India’s single day rise of 2,61,500 coronavirus infections has taken India's case tally to 1,47,88,109, while active cases have surpassed the 18-lakh mark, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.