Second Italy-India Flight with 80 per cent air travellers test Covid positive
A charter flight, the second one in two days, flying from Rome in Italy to Amritsar in India has surprised the health officials deployed at the airport.
Out of 210 passengers who underwent the RTPCR test, over 173 have been found positive. These passengers themselves were not aware that they are infected with the virus.
This is the second incident in which the majority of passengers have tested positive. Earlier on Thursday, another charted flight originating from Milan in Italy and bound to Amritsar have 125 passengers testing Covid-19 positive.
According to the norms, passengers arriving from risk counties have to mandatorily undergo RTPCR tests on their arrival at any airport in India. Hence, when their tests were conducted they were found to be positive.
Almost all the European countries have been kept under the risk country category because of Covid-19 situation is quite adverse and the spread of the virus is quite high.
These passengers don’t have any severe or mild Covid-19 symptoms. According to the protocol, they have been asked to go for institutional quarantine at their respective hometowns.
“This is the second case in two days where we can see a flight where the majority of people has tested positive. The same thing has happened on a flight coming from Italy. These passengers are fully vaccinated but despite that, they have been infected,” a close source deployed at the airport informed The National Bulletin.