Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Air India security official tests positive

Ludhiana: An Air India security official tested positive for Covid-19 in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga said, “Of 116 samples, 115 were sent to Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, and one to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital virology lab. Of 115 reports received from Rajindra Hospital, one is positive. The report is of a 50-year-old Air India security staffer. Those who have tested negative include 10 passengers who arrived from Delhi. The DMCH report is pending.”

The security staffer, who has been quarantined at an airport facility, said, “My throat swab was taken at Community Health Centre, Sahnewal. I am a resident of Mayur Vihar, Delhi, and came here with 11 passengers on board Delhi-Ludhiana flight on Monday. I have no symptoms like fever, cough and cold. I have now been quarantined at the accommodation provided by Air India.”
27/05/20 Mehak Jain/Times of India
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