Four passengers on Air India's London-Delhi flight test positive for COVID-19

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 11-01-2021 12:39 IST | Created: 11-01-2021 12:30 IST
Four passengers on Air India's London-Delhi flight test positive for COVID-19
Representative image Image Credit: Wikimedia

Four passengers travelling on Air India's London-Delhi flight tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, a top official of Genestrings Diagnostic Centre said on Monday.

Genestrings runs a lab at the Delhi airport to test incoming passengers for COVID-19.

All flights connecting the UK and India were suspended from December 23 to January 7 by the central government as a new variant of coronavirus emerged in that country.

Air India's AI162 flight landed at the Delhi airport at 10.30 pm on Sunday.

''All testing completed within three hours and passengers released within 7.5 hours, even with positive cases,'' Gauri Agarwal, the founder of Genestrings Diagnostic Centre, said.

''There were total 186 passengers on AI162 London-Delhi flight. Four of them have tested positive for COVID-19,'' she added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Addressing conflict-related sexual violence at long last

... ...

Why unequal access to coronavirus vaccines is a threat to us all

... ...

India’s love affair with fossil fuels: the path to sustainable development?

... ...

Videos

Latest News

CERAWEEK-OPEC oil has advantage over U.S. shale during pandemic recovery

The once-brash U.S. shale industry, which spent profusely in recent years to grab market share, is now focused on preserving cash, putting it at a disadvantage to low-cost OPEC producers as the global economy begins to gear up again.Before ...

Maezawa wants you: Japan billionaire seeks 'crew' for moon trip

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Wednesday launched a search for eight people to join him as the first private passengers on a trip around the moon with Elon Musks SpaceX. He had originally planned to invite artists for the weeklong v...

Landslide blocks J-K highway

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Wednesday due to a landslide in Jammu and Kashmirs Ramban district, leaving over 300 vehicles stranded, officials said.The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashm...

RPP Infra Projects bags orders worth Rs 1,000 cr

RPP Infra Projects on Wednesday said it has won four work orders worth Rs 1,000 crore.In a regulatory filing, RPP Infra Projects said it has received four letter of acceptance for four new orders. The value of the order is Rs 1,000.01 crore...

Give Feedback