Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Bid to identify 100 Air India passengers

Patna: The state disaster management department with the help of district authorities has started identifying the flyers, who had travelled by Air India flights— AI-101 (Mumbai to Delhi) AI-415 (Delhi to Patna) on March 22 and March 23 respectively. The flyers list provided by the Centre has been sent to the district magistrates.

Earlier on Saturday, the disaster management department had issued an alert to Air India after a flyer who travelled by the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi- Patna flights, was tested Covid-19 positive on March 31.

Patna DM Kumar Ravi said, “According to the flyers list provided by the disaster management department, altogether 100 passengers travelled to Patna from Mumbai via Delhi on March 23. We are contacting them on their registered cell phone numbers and they will be advised to undergo isolation and home quarantine for 14 days.”

He added, “The health team will collect the sample of those flyers, who travelled on these two flights and if they were found to be symptomatic. Besides, asymptomatic would have to strictly follow home quarantine for 14 days.”

Air India on its Twitter handle issued an appeal to the passengers: “As informed by the disaster management department (DMD), Government of Bihar, Patna, one passenger who travelled from Mumbai to Delhi by AI-101 on March 22 and from Delhi to Patna on March 23, has been found to be Covid-19 positive on March 31. As advised by the DMD, passengers of both the flights in proximity are required to follow necessary isolation/ quarantine action as applicable.”
07/04/20 Times of India

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