Friday, December 25, 2020

Chaos At Delhi Airport On-cam As UK Returnees Rage At Authorities Amid New COVID Norms

Just when India was returning to normalcy and improving in reducing the number of daily COVID-19 cases and active cases, the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom seemed to derail the normalcy plans. With the authorities trying to prevent the spread of the new variant said to have easier transmission, chaos has been witnessed at Delhi airport. Videos of passengers getting angry at Delhi airport have surfaced on Twitter.

In one of the videos, one can see passengers shouting at the authorities. Words like ‘let us go’ could be heard in the video. 

The chaos seemed to be over the passengers allegedly being made to wait for hours to get their COVID-19 test report. A Twitter user shared a video from the airport, and expressed displeasure about being made to wait eight hours for the report, though his journey from London to Delhi had taken lesser than that, eight hours.

The Twitter handle of Delhi airport had replied that they were looking into the matter 'regretted the inconvenienced caused.'

Eleven passengers on four flights from the UK were found positive for COVID-19 when tested on arrival at the Delhi airport, said Gauri Agarwal, founder of the Genestrings Diagnostic Center, on Wednesday, as per a report on PTI>

Genestrings is handling coronavirus testing of all passengers at the Delhi airport. In her statement, Agarwal said 50 passengers of the aforementioned four flights have been put under institutional quarantine.

24/12/20 Republic World

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