Wednesday, March 18, 2020

'Shoot Us': Air Passengers Snap at Delhi Airport Staff Over Passport Tussle for Coronavirus Tests

New Delhi: The Indian government has laid down certain stringent directions for the screening and quarantine norms for international passengers and Indian nationals coming from other countries to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Passengers returning from Air India flight from Paris brawled with Delhi Airport staff on Wednesday with several of them losing patience and even shouting “Shoot Us, Kill Us” while alleging that their passports were taken away by airport staff.

The videos which surfaced on social media show passengers at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport lashing out at airport employees and pleading them to return their passports, saying “we don’t want to stay here, we don’t feel safe here”.
?According to the Civil Aviation Ministry, amid coronavirus outbreak, after the clearance of immigration, the passports of arriving passengers are retained by Immigration officials.

Once the passengers are screened, those without risk factors are sent for home quarantine after providing them with their passports.
18/03/20 Sputnik
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