Sunday, January 31, 2021

AAI to set up RT-PCR test lab at airport

Chennai: Airports Authority of India will set up a Covid testing lab facility at Chennai airport in a couple of weeks as the government has given permission for the RT-PCR test.

An airport official said that people who prefer to get tested can pay and give samples. Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports have already started a testing facility to offer passengers an option to get tested as the government has stopped testing international arrivals.

"Though people arrive with a negative certificate, they can be told to take the test if there is a doubt or if they fail temperature screening," he added. The space and people to run the testing centre are ready and the authorities were waiting for the state government to approve the kind of test that will be conducted. "The results wil be known in four to five hours and there will be space like a lounge for passengers to wait. Once the the facility is ready testing may become compulsory for passengers from the UK and other countries," he said.

31/01/21 Times of India

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