Air passenger who traveled from Bengaluru tests Covid-19 positive

A passenger who traveled on an Indigo flight from Bengaluru to Madurai tested positive of Covid-19 on  arrival in Madurai. It is reported that the passenger was asymptomatic while he boarded the flight. This is the foruth case of covid-19 infection after domestic flight services resumed on May 25.

“All our aircraft are regularly sanitized as a standard operating procedure and the aircraft that operated this flight too was 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 government guidelines, to ensure safety of our passengers and staff,” an IndiGo spokesperson said, Hindustan Times reported.

The airline officials also said that the infected passenger had gone through all precautionary protocols and wore face mask, face shield and gloves, like other passengers on-board the aircraft.

Earlier, two passengers who traveled from Ahmedabad to Guwahati on the SpiceJet flight SG 8152 on May 25 (the first day of flight resumption after two months) were found to be infected with the virus.