Hong Kong has suspended all flights services with India from Tuesday till May 3 following the alarming rise in Covid-19 cases in India.

The Hong Kong government's decision is believed to be a fallout of incidents involving two Vistara flights where at least 50 passengers on these aircraft were found positive for Covid-19 when tested on arrival.

According to the rules, all passengers who want to come to Hong Kong must have a Covid-negative RTPCR result from a test done 72 hours before the journey.

Hong Kong government has imposed similar restrictions on flights originating from Pakistan as well as the Philippines.

India on Monday reported 2,73,810 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which has taken India's Covid caseload past the 1.5 crore mark. In the same duration, 1619 people succumbed to the disease.