Wednesday, December 08, 2021

340 fliers screened, none positive

Ahmedabad: A total of 340 passengers who arrived from other countries at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport were screened by the state health department teams for signs of Covid-19 through RT-PCR tests. Dr Shailesh Parmar, the CDHO, said that no passenger was found positive.

Senior officials added that the passengers included 29 from a London flight that was termed one of the ‘at-risk’ batches. None of the passengers were found positive, they said. From December 1, the rule of screening passengers was introduced across India for ‘at-risk’ fliers. SVPI airport has screened 1,100-plus passengers since then.

The officials said that another batch of passengers will arrive from Singapore. Thus, the status of all passengers will be ascertained by Wednesday morning.

Sources confirmed that soon after the passengers arrived, their RT-PCR negative reports were verified and once their customs and immigration processes were done, they were sent for RT-PCR testing.

08/12/21 Times of India

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