Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Vadodara airport director, nine AAI staff infected

Vadodara: As Covid-19 continues to tighten its grip in the city, ten staff members of Vadodara airport, including the airport director, have tested positive for the virus.

Sources said that the employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) tested positive in phases over the last two weeks.

Vadodara airport director T K Gupta is undergoing treatment at a hospital after testing positive of Covid-19.

A majority of other staff members are under home isolation while a couple of them are hospitalised.

Gupta told TOI that he is recovering. “I am hospitalised for the last couple of days. I am feeling much better and I have almost recovered,” he said.

Gupta said that the staff testing positive has not affected operations of Vadodara airport that handles 11 flights and over 1,000 passengers every day.

“It is not that everybody caught the infection in a day. The staff slowly caught the infection. We have staggered our manpower in various groups so that work does not get affected,” he said.

It is worth mentioning here that Vadodara airport officials had approached the state authorities requesting them to vaccinate airport staff.

24/03/21 Times of India

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