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9:31 am: Singapore Airlines announces more capacity cuts due to growing border restrictions
Singapore Airlines said it will cut 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled through April, citing stricter border restrictions around the world. Countries have stepped up travel restrictions in recent weeks, with many of them barring non-resident foreigners from entering their borders.
As a result, Singapore’s national carrier will ground around 138 aircraft out of a total fleet of 147. Its low-cost unit, Scoot, will suspend most of its network and ground 47 of its 49 aircraft.
“It is unclear when the SIA Group can begin to resume normal services, given the uncertainty as to when the stringent border controls will be lifted,” the company said in a statement. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
9:22 am: South Korea says 64 new cases and 7 additional deaths
South Korea reported 64 new cases of COVID-19,…