Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Air India security staff, who flew on Delhi-Ludhiana flight, tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi: An Air India security staff, who flew on Delhi-Ludhiana flight on March 25 when the domestic air travel was resumed after a two-month gap, tested positive for COVID-19.

The 50-year-old who is a resident of Delhi was among the eleven people who travelled to Ludhiana on May 25 on board AI9I837 Air India flight. The fellow passengers have been kept under state quarantine.

"A 50-year-old man who is a member of security staff in Air India and is a permanent resident of Delhi has tested positive for coronavirus. He came  from Delhi on 25th May on board a domestic flight," District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana said, ANI reported.

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The infected passenger has been kept in a local quarantine centre.

All commercial passenger flights had been suspended since March 25 when the lockdown was first imposed in the country to contain the spread of coronavirus. Last week, restrictions on the operations of the domestic flight services were lifted after a gap of two months with the government allowing Indian carriers to recommence one-third of their total flights from each airport.

Meanwhile, 24-year-old passenger, who travelled in a Chennai-Coimbatore IndiGo flight tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The passenger, an employee of a private hotel in Chennai, has been admitted to the ESI hospital in Coimbatore.

As per the district authorities, the patient travelled in 6E 381 IndiGo flight from Chennai on May 25 and arrived at the Coimbatore airport at 8 pm on Tuesday.

More than 100 other passengers, who were on the same flight as the patient, however tested negative for the infection. The fellow passengers have been asked to undergo home quarantine for 14 days and contact the health department if at all they develop any symptom.
26/05/20 TimesNowNews.com
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