SunstarTV Bureau: Five flyers from UK to Delhi of 266 passengers, have tested positive for novel coronavirus at the Delhi airport in India, on Monday night.
Amid the discovery of a new and more infectious coronavirus strain in the UK, five people out of 266 passengers and crew members of a flight have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in India. The flight arrived at the Delhi airport from London on Monday night, according to reports.
Speaking to news agency ANI, the Nodal officer for Covid-19 said that their samples have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for research and they have been sent to a care centre.
Earlier, Indian government had declared that all flights originating from UK to India to be suspended till 31st December 2020, over the prevailing situation in UK.
“Considering the prevailing situation in UK, government of India has decided that all flights originating from UK to India to be suspended till 31st December 2020,” informed Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA).
This suspension started w.e.f. 23.59 hours, 22nd December 2020. Consequently flights from India to UK shall stand temporarily suspended during above said period, informed MCA.
As a measure of abundant precaution, passengers arriving from UK in all transit flights (flights that have taken off or flights which are reaching India before 22nd Dec at 11.59 pm) should be subject to mandatory RT-PCR test on arrival at airports, tweeted Ministry of Civil Aviation.