On Wednesday, an asymptomatic passenger who took an IndiGo Bengaluru-Madurai flight was found corona positive during obligatory testing on the same day at a quarantine facility in Madurai, the airline stated on Thursday. From Monday the domestic passenger flights restarted in India. So far, five passengers of three different airlines have tested corona positive.
In a statement, airlines said, “An asymptomatic passenger who travelled on IndiGo on 6E 7214 from Bangalore to Madurai on May 27, 2020, was discovered to be COVID-19 positive during the mandatory testing at the quarantine facility in Madurai on 27th May.”
The passenger had followed all preventive measures, including wearing a face mask, face shield and gloves, like other passengers on the aircraft, IndiGo added.
“All our aircraft are regularly sanitized as a standard operating procedure, and the aircraft operating these flights were immediately disinfected as per protocol,” the airline said.
“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 the safety of our passengers and staff,” it added.
SpiceJet had stated on Wednesday that two of its passengers who travelled from Ahmedabad to Guwahati via Delhi on Monday tested corona positive.
IndiGo had said On Tuesday that a passenger who travelled on flight 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on Monday evening tested positive for the infection.
On Wednesday, Air India had said on that a passenger who was on an Alliance Air flight from the national capital to Ludhiana tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 41 people with five crew members, had been quarantined.