New Delhi: Private carrier IndiGo on Tuesday identified a Hyderabad-based person, who was diagnosed with coronavirus, as a passenger who travelled on one of its flights, adding that all the four crew members who operated on the flight had been put under home observation. Also Read - Process of Setting up of Isolation Wards Underway in 25 Hospitals Across Delhi-NCR: Sisodia on Coronavirus
This was one of the two ‘positive’ coronavirus cases reported on Monday, with the other being from Delhi. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Iran Reports 11 New Deaths, Total Toll Reaches 77
In a statement, IndiGo said, “The coronavirus affected passenger in Hyderabad travelled on IndiGo flight 6E 96 (Dubai-Bangalore) on February 20. All four cabin crew who operated this flight have been placed on home observation.” Also Read - 'Quit Social Media Games, Focus on Coronavirus Challenge,' Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi
“We’re following all prescribed Airport Health Organization guidelines,” the statement added.
The statement comes on a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people ‘to not panic’ after chairing a high-level meeting on the deadly virus. In Noida, near Delhi, 40 students of a school have been sent to 28-day isolation after a parent of one of the students tested positive for coronavirus. Six cases have been reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Agra as well.
In a similar development, national carrier Air India, too, in a note to passengers who travelled on its Vienna-Delhi flight on February 25, urged them to follow government protocol after one of the passengers on the flight was later diagnosed with coronavirus.