SpiceJet passengers test positive, takes toll to four since flights resumed

MUMBAI: Two passengers travelling on two connecting SpiceJet flights became the third and fourth flyer to test Covid positive since operations resumed on Monday.

The first were on board IndiGo and Air India flights.

“Two passengers who had travelled with SpiceJet from Ahmedabad to Guwahati on May 25 have tested positive for COVID-19. The passengers had travelled on SG-8194 (Ahmedabad-Delhi) and SG-8152 (Delhi-Guwahati),” the airline confirmed in a statement.

The airline said Covid tests were conducted at Guwahati after landing and the passengers were quarantined. The test reports came on May 27.

SpiceJet said the operating crew has been quarantined and it is coordinating with government agencies in notifying other passengers who had travelled with them.

On Tuesday an IndiGo passenger travelling from Chennai to Coimbatore tested positive on undergoing mandatory tests at the Coimbatore airport. All other passengers on board tested negative, were put on institutional quarantine for a day and home quarantine for 14 days. The crew was grounded.

Also Tuesday, an Air India passenger travelling from Delhi to Ludhiana tested positive. A total of 36 passengers and 4 crew members were put on institutional quarantine.


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