Saturday, November 28, 2020

45 passengers undergo Covid-19 test at Pune airport on arrival

Pune: Most of the passengers arriving at the Pune Airport from the four notified states — Delhi, Goa, Gujarat and Rajasthan, where the number of coronavirus disease cases has seen a spike in recent times — were carrying Covid-19 test reports, said an official from the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

According to officials, on Wednesday, the first day of the implementation of the state government’s directive, about 150 passengers had travelled without the Covid-19 test report. They were asked to submit swab samples at a collection centre established at the airport. Since Thursday, the number has gone down to about 45 to 50.

“With increased awareness, most passengers are carrying Covid-19 reports with them. On Thursday, about 45-50 passengers had to be escorted to the sample collection centre for RT PCR tests,” said Pune Airport Director Kuldeep Singh.

Of the 30 flights that arrived at Pune (bringing in 4,143 passengers), 11 flights originated in states that, as per the Maharashtra government directives, require the passengers to carry a Covid-19 report. Of those, nine came to Pune from New Delhi, one from Jaipur and one from Ahmedabad.

28/11/20 Indian Express

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