Saturday, April 04, 2020

Manipur govt. trying to trace 30 travelers who flew with COVID-19 patient on AI 889

Guwahati:  Manipur government is trying to trace 30 passengers at high risk who flew with the state’s second COVID-19 patient in Air India flight from Delhi to Imphal on March 11.
The Air India flight AI 889 had sat on 8D.
After the Nizamuddin episode, those who were returned to the state were examined. This patient was found positive. He was admitted to and stayed there for Peace Hospital, Porompat in Imphal East before being shifted to the isolation ward of RIMS Hospital in Imphal.
The staff at Peace Hospital are now under quarantine.
It is important to note that, Nizamuddin has now emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 in India. Despite warnings from the government which had banned mass gatherings, authorities at Nizamuddin had gone ahead with the margaz where more than 2000 people from the country as well as all around the world had participated.
A lot of people who went back after attending the religious gathering had tested positive for coronavirus. Some deaths have also occurred.
It was on March 13 when 3400 people had arrived there for Tablighi Jamaat. This was when the Delhi CM had warned against mass gatherings of more than 200 people.
04/04/20 Sentinel
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