HYDERABAD: A total of 12 asymptomatic passengers who travelled in four IndiGo flights have tested positive for COVID-19.
Three passengers who travelled on Delhi-Jammu flight on Tuesday, six passengers who were on Bengaluru-Coimbatore flight on Wednesday, two passengers who were on Delhi-Coimbatore flight on Wednesday and one passenger who was on Bengaluru-Madurai flight on Wednesday tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the airline said in a statement.
Domestic passenger flights resumed in India from Monday. Since then, 16 passengers of three different airlines have tested positive for COVID-19.
IndiGo said that the passenger had observed all precautionary measures, including wearing face mask, face shield and gloves, like other passengers on the aircraft.
“All our aircraft are regularly sanitized as a standard operating procedure, and the aircraft operating these flights were immediately disinfected as per protocol. The operating crew has been home quarantined for 14 days and we are in the process of notifying other passengers as per the government guidelines, to ensure safety of our passengers and staff,” it said in its statement.
Earlier on Wednesday, SpiceJet had said that two of its passengers who travelled from Ahmedabad to Guwahati via Delhi on Monday tested positive for COVID-19.
Air India had stated on Wednesday that a passenger who was on an Alliance Air flight from the national capital to Ludhiana tested positive for
coronavirus and a total of 41 people, including five crew members, had been quarantined.