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India considers rescue package for beleaguered airlines

India's biggest carrier IndiGo announces salary cuts

In India, the number of people infected with coronavirus touched 148 on Thursday, with three dead.   © Reuters

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- India plans to roll out a rescue package for the battered aviation industry as the nation's airlines ground planes and cut paychecks after the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to a grinding halt around the world.

In a bid to contain the virus spread, India last week suspended all tourist visas to the country and urged Indian nationals to avoid non-essential travel abroad. The government's directives came after the number of virus infected people steadily rose in the country.

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