Government Delays Resumption of Air Service by 15 Days

Long-route Vehicles to Operate from August 31

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Government Delays Resumption of Air Service by 15 Days

August 11: The government has decided to delay flight operations and long-route vehicle service by another 15 days.

Reverting its earlier decision, a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday (August 10) decided to resume air service and long-route vehicles only from August 31. The cabinet had earlier decided to resume air service and inter-district transportation service from August 17. The decision taken on July 20 also includes admission of students for the new academic session. However, a surge in coronavirus cases has forced the government to review its earlier decisions.

The Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) had recommended the government on Sunday to delay the date for resuming air service and operation of long-route vehicles.

Amid speculations that the lockdown measures would be imposed again, government authorities have made it clear that it would not impose lockdown again.

In order to resume their business, air service providers had started training their staffers by maintaining safety standards. Some airline companies had also fixed the air fare and started taking bookings



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