New Delhi: In an incident that has left the airport and airline officials completely shocked, a man from West Bengal who travelled from Delhi to Kolkata via Guwahati was found to carry his COVID-19 positive report in his pocket.
On arrival in Kolkata, he insisted the airport officials to send him to a quarantine centre. When officials disagreed to put him in institutional quarantine as he had no symptoms, he pulled out his COVID-19 positive report from his pocket and showed the officials.
The bizarre incident has brought to light the massive fallback of all COVID surveillance in airports, mobile applications, etc.
The man took a flight tot Delhi to Guwahati first and then to Kolkata as West Bengal government had barred all flight coming in from Delhi. On arrival at Kolkata Airport, his temperature was checked and it was found normal. But he insisted on being shifted to a quarantine centre as he had some cough. The officials took his temperature again and assured him that his cough might be due to other reasons. The passenger then took out his COVID-19 positive report and showed it to the officials at the airport.
The officials have now pressed into action to trace all his contacts and who all might have come into his contact during his journey from Delhi to Kolkata via Guwahati.
It was also later found out that he tested positive for COVID-19 two days before he boarded his flight from Delhi and he has been allegedly accused of willingly writing false information regarding his COVID-19 results in the self-declaration form that he filled at the airport, said airport officials.