Indigo Airlines has prolonged its suspension of operations at Shillong Airport till June 30, according to airport authorities here on Thursday.
Indigo Airlines used to fly daily from Shillong to Kolkata, Silchar, and Agartala.
"It is hereby informed that M/s. Indigo Airlines @IndiGo6E has extended suspension of their #Shillong operations upto 30th June, 2021. M/s Indigo Airlines may be contacted for any query on #rescheduling or #refund," Shillong Airport Authorities tweeted.
When contacted, Indigo did not return phone calls.
The number of COVID-19 fatalities in Meghalaya has risen exponentially on Wednesday, with 16 fatalities reported in the past 24 hours. East Khasi Hills had nine deaths, West Jaintia Hills had five, and West Garo Hills and North Garo Hills each had one. The death toll has now risen to 694, with a 1.71 percent case fatality rate.
Recoveries continue to outnumber new cases in the state. In comparison to 448 new cases, 507 individuals recovered from the infection.
The number of active cases in Meghalaya has grown to 4,849, while the number of recoveries has grown to 34,440.
So far, the state has distributed 4,80,147 vaccine doses to eligible beneficiaries. The first immunisation dose was given to 4,05,552 people, with 74,595 receiving the second dose.
Meanwhile today, India recorded 94,052 new COVID-19 cases and 6,148 new fatalities. So far, the country has registered 2,91,83,121 cases and 3,59,676 fatalities.
According to the statistics, the number of active cases in the country has decreased to 11,67,952 after 60 days, accounting for 4% of total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has improved to 94.77%.
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