New Delhi: Flyers on Delhi-Ludhiana Air India flight were quarantined after a person tested positive for deadly coronavirus. According to the reports, a 50-year-old Air India employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Also Read - International Flights: Air India to Operate 14 More Flights Between India, UK From July 15; Bookings to Open on July 13 | Check Details
The infected Air India staffer is a resident of Delhi. As soon his reports came positive, he was sent to a local isolation centre. The other flyers on board the flight were sent on mandatory home quarantine. Also Read - International Flights: Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia Begin Flying to India | Canada, Germany Airlines Likely to be Next
When the domestic flight services resumed, nearly after two months of COVID-19 lockdown, total 116 samples were sent for tests on Monday. Speaking to a portal, Ludhiana civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga said that of the total 114 test reports received, one was tested positive. Also Read - Air India Announces Additional Flights to Germany, Toronto, Singapore. Booking Opens on July 13
Earlier on Tuesday, IndiGo had said that a passenger, who travelled on its Chennai to Coimbatore flight on Monday, has tested positive for COVID-19.
“We received confirmation from the Coimbatore airport doctor that a passenger who travelled on 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on 25th May evening, has tested positive for Covid-19,” the airline said in a statement.
Following the case, the airline grounded its crew members that operated the flight from Chennai-Coimbatore on May 25.