New Delhi: A passenger on board an IndiGo flight on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19 on its Chennai-Coimbatore flight. The passenger has since then been quarantined at ESI hospital in Coimbatore.
The crew operating on board the flight was also put under quarantine for 14 days and IndiGo is reaching out to all the passengers that travelled with the infected person on the same flight.
“We received confirmation from the Coimbatore airport doctor that a passenger who travelled on 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on 25th May evening, has tested positive for COVID-19,” said the airline in a statement issued on Tuesday.
“The operating crew has been grounded 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,” the statement further added.
According to reports, the passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 was screened at Chennai airport along with 93 others as per the protocols mandated by Civil Aviation Ministry. On reaching Coimbatore, the COVID-19 passenger chose paid quarantine.
The airline also mentioned in its statement, “He was seated on-board the aircraft with all precautionary measures including face mask, face shield and gloves, as were the other passengers. Additionally, no one else was seated in his vicinity, significantly reducing the possibility of transmission.”