Wednesday, April 01, 2020

12 Sikkim persons in flight with Kalimpong COVID-19 patient traced

Gangtok: Following the death of the Kalimpong COVID-19 patient on Monday morning, the Sikkim health department has tracked down seven individuals from East Sikkim and five from West Sikkim districts.

A total of 320 passengers were on board the SpiceJet flight from Chennai to Bagdogra, say health officials from the state, with a devoted tracking and surveillance team contacted all of them.

“With aid from the Union ministry of civil aviation, we tracked down 12 from Sikkim. The tracking is still in process for two, while the other 10 have been contacted. Six of them are already in home quarantine. Four of them didn’t fill the self-declaration form and we didn’t know, they were tracked yesterday [Sunday], and shifted to Mining quarantine centre", said health director general Pempa Tshering Bhutia.

Questions have been raised with regards to contact, if any, and the seating of the 12 passengers from Sikkim in the flight in which the Kalimpong patient was travelling. "The victim was seated on 1A with the closest passenger from Sikkim seated on 12A, another one was on the 14th row, while the rest were mostly seated on the 26th and 27th rows. The two-metre distance has been maintained with regards to seating,” he said.
01/04/20 Pankaj Dhungel/EastMojo

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