Friday, January 21, 2022

Flyers on Hyderabad-Canada flight test Covid positive at Abu Dhabi airport, seek govt's help

Hyderabad: Passengers travelling from Hyderabad to Canada via Abu Dhabi have sought assistance from the authorities after some of them tested positive for Covid-19 at the Abu Dhabi airport.

Syed Omar Azam took to twitter to explain that he was one of the passengers on the flight on January 20. "We are stuck at Abu Dhabi airport for over 18 hours as some of the passengers including myself were tested positive for Covid19,” he said. He said multiple Rapid RT PCR tests were done at the airport facility.

"All Covid positive passengers have been sitting at Gate 28-29 since morning without any medication or help. Airport authorities could not even provide us a place to quarantine and there was no proper food. They took our passports and did not come back. We have asked so many authorities to help us, but no one helped us except some security persons who gave us food to eat. It is a very bad experience for us during these difficult times. We need help please,” Syed Omar Azam said.

While the Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi was yet to respond on twitter, the airline that they were traveling in responded on Friday. “Hi Syed, I hope you have been assisted by our airport team already. Can you please also DM us your booking reference, as we'd like to look into it further? Thank you,” the airline person messaged Azam.

21/01/22 Ch Sushil Rao/Times of India

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