Sunday, March 22, 2020

Coronavirus suspects being stamped at Patna airport

Patna: Jayaprakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport, Patna on Saturday started to ‘stamp’ coronavirus suspects, who are returning to city from abroad.
Suspected passengers were marked with inedible ink on their hands after the screening and symptomatic heath check at the airport by the state health officials. The marked passengers are required to be home quarantined as a precaution to contain the potential spread of Covid-19.
CISF officials at Patna airport said the coronavirus suspects are being stamped on their left hands with a home quarantined tag.
Airport director Bhupesh C H Negi said all the passenger touch points, including chairs, railings, gate knobs, trolleys, washroom, counters and buses are being properly sanitized by the staffs. “We have also started thermal screening of departing passengers in security check area,” he added.
22/03/20 Faryal Rumi/Times of India
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