Thursday, September 16, 2021

MP: Passenger stopped from boarding Dubai-bound flight after testing positive for coronavirus

Indore: A 26-year-old passenger was stopped from boarding a Dubai-bound Air India flight at an airport in Madhya Pradesh''s Indore city on Wednesday after his report came out positive for coronavirus in a rapid test, an official said.

He was later admitted to a care centre set up for the COVID-19 patients.

"As per the COVID-19 protocol, the rapid RT-PCR tests were carried out on 117 passengers of the Indore-Dubai flight at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport here on Wednesday, and a 26-year-old man out of them tested positive for the coronavirus,” said Dr Amit Malakar, the nodal officer for COVID-19 prevention.

The man was going to Dubai for job purpose, the official said.

Though the man had no systems of coronavirus, he was shifted to a care centre for COVID-19 patients located on the Khandwa Road here, the official said.

15/09/21 PTI/Outlook

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