Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Two UK passengers test positive for coronavirus at Kolkata airport

New Delhi: Two passengers from the United Kingdom tested positive for coronavirus after they arrived at the Kolkata airport, health department officials said on Tuesday.

As per a report in PTI, a flight carrying 222 passengers from the UK arrived at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport on Sunday night. "Twenty-five passengers did not have Covid reports with them. So they were taken to a nearby quarantine centre, and their coronavirus tests were conducted. Two of them tested positive," PTI quoted a West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Department official as saying.

According to coronavirus protocols, all international travellers coming to India will have to remain in isolation for seven days.

With help of the airline concerned and the Airports Authority of India, the health department is contacting those who were sitting near the two persons in the flight and requesting them to go for home isolation for two weeks, he said.

"Those who have tested negative for coronavirus on arrival at the airport are being requested to report to the state health department immediately if they develop any symptom of the infection," PTI quoted an official as saying.

22/12/20 India Today

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