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Passenger on Delhi-Ludhiana AI flight tests positive, 40 others quarantined

Our Correspondent

Mumbai, May 27:

One passenger on Air India’s Delhi-Ludhiana flight tested positive for coronavirus and as such, the airline has quarantined a total of 36 passengers on the flight along with 4 crew members in Ludhiana, following the Punjab government rules, on Tuesday.

“The passenger who works in the security department of “Alliance Air”,  flew on AI 9I837 Delhi-Ludhiana domestic flight on the second day of flight operations in India in the lockdown, on a paid ticket. A 50-year-old man, is a permanent resident of Delhi. He came back from Delhi on 25 May on board a domestic flight.

Earlier a passenger on an “Indigo” flight from Chennai to Coimbatore, tested positive for coronavirus. The passenger himself has been quarantined at ESI state medical facility at Coimbatore. As such “Indigo” grounded the entire crew of the flight for 14 days. The airline  said they were trying to reach out to the passengers of the flight as per government norms.

“We received confirmation from the Coimbatore airport doctor that a passenger who travelled on 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on 25 May in the evening, tested positive for Covid-19,” said the airline in a statement. He is currently quarantined at an ESI state medical facility in Coimbatore.

While over 39,000 passengers flew on the first day of flight operations resuming across states, some 42,000 passengers flew on the second day. While many flights were cancelled over the two days, the airports across the country managed to fly over 1,000 flights in the first two days. Airlines also began operating from Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday while flights will resume in West Bengal from Thursday that is expected to increase the passenger traffic.

Raju Vernekar

Raju Vernekar is a Media Professional based in Mumbai and is a regular contributor of Imphal Times. He had served as Chief Reporter at Free Press Journal (1996 – 2015 ). His Activities includes writing for different news papers, script writing/production for TV channels, Films Division. Writing poems in Marathi, Hindi, English, Guiding mass media students and helping people to solve their problems. Raju may be contacted at [email protected]

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