The publication said that 29 residential communities were locked down and four large districts had been put into “wartime mode.” Over the last three days, 276 food markets had been disinfected, 11 underground and semi-underground markets closed and over 200,000 people screened.
India has formed air bubble pacts with around 18 countries, including the US, the UK, the UAE, Kenya, Bhutan and France. Under an air bubble pact between two countries, special international flights can be operated by their airlines between their territories.
The loss before exceptional items of £1.2billion between July and September is compared with a £1.3billion profit during the same period last year.
Meanwhile, initiatives to reduce quarantine periods and boost customer confidence to book and travel – such as pre-departure testing and air corridors – have ‘not been adopted by governments as quickly as anticipated’, IAG said.
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As autonomous aircraft get more sophisticated, they could provide invaluable support to crewed fighter jets or bombers by escorting them into dangerous territories. The Air Force has said it is looking to purchase AI-powered craft to begin testing out their capabilities alongside crewed fighter jets.
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Bambang added it was likely that the bodies of at least some of the passengers were still trapped, dead, in the fuselage of the plane and underwater. It was likely, he added, that many passengers had died when the plane hit the water, rather than from drowning.