Saturday, March 21, 2020

Man claims he wasn't screened; Ahmedabad airport releases CCTV footage

New Delhi: After a man took to social media to highlight lapses at Ahmedabad airport in screening international passengers for novel coronavirus, the airport authority countered the claim by releasing security footage as evidence.
Returning from Toronto, Canada, the passenger Abhimanyu on Saturday took to Twitter questioning the alleged lapses in screening process made mandatory by the government for any passenger travelling from a foreign country.

In his tweet, which has now been deleted but is already viral on social media, the passenger claimed that he didn't go through a thermal check-up at the airport checkout and was only asked to fill a self-declaration form and advised to self-isolate for two weeks.

Hours later, Ahmedabad airport responding to the passenger's tweet said that the CCTV footage showed him taking a thermal scan at the airport.

Notwithstanding the panic-triggering tweet, the authority took a serious note of the claim and held the passenger responsible for his statement calling it "inappropriate and hurting". The airport authority also urged him to "not spread panic in society and be a responsible citizen".
21/03/20 Times of India
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