Sunday, November 29, 2020

2 flyers, 3 rail passengers found positive

Nagpur: Two flyers and three rail passengers were found positive following their Covid test on arrival at Nagpur airport and railway station respectively. The flyers had arrived on Friday and were asked to take RT-PCR test at the airport itself as per the state government’s SOP on incoming travellers from hotspots like Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa.

On Saturday, it was the first time after implementation of the SOP that any rail passenger was found positive. They had arrived from Amritsar-Bilaspur Chhattisgarh Express. The civic and railway health teams had screened 1,717 passengers. Of these, 17 were asked to take rapid antigen test. The rest of the 14 passengers were found negative, the NMC press release stated.

The three positive passengers have been permitted to stay in home isolation. The NMC has also kept the option of isolation at Pachpaoli police quarters open for passengers. It is running a Covid Care Centre and testing centre at the quarters.

On Friday, three flights from Delhi and one from Ahmedabad had landed in the city. Fifty seven passengers from both destinations didn’t have a Covid report.

29/11/20 Times of India

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