125 passengers found Covid positive on a flight from Italy to Amritsar
They claimed that 19 of the 179 passengers were infants or children and, therefore, exempt from the RT-PCR testing conducted upon arrival. EuroAtlantic Airways, a Portuguese business, ran the charter flight YU-661 between Milan, Italy, and Amritsar, Punjab, they reported. According to a tweet from the Amritsar Airport administration, all required steps have been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
All 125 passengers on the aircraft today tested positive and are being cared for by state health experts. According to the airport, 35 passengers who tested negative were advised to monitor themselves and will be under surveillance. Once the results were reported and caused a scene at the airport building, many passengers expressed dissatisfaction with the test results. Social media users reportedly saw video recordings of some passengers shouting at the police.
The travelers who tested positive for COVID-19 resisted being admitted to an isolation unit in any city hospital. Health department representatives convinced them to enroll in the isolation ward of any hospital in Amritsar that they wanted. The district assistant civil surgeon, Dr. Amarjit Singh, stated that all positive patients would be moved to hospital isolation units.
The First Incident
A search for rajkotupdates revealed two flights from Italy to Amritsar airport had a high percentage of covid-19 positive passengers. Nearly 256 passengers, including 125 from other countries, tested positive for COVID. The passengers on the chartered Milan-Amritsar flight were discovered to have COVID at the Sri Guru Ram das International Airport, according to rajkotupdates. news. For the first time since the pandemic began, many COVID patients were discovered to be positive simultaneously.
Health officials faced much opposition when the passengers demanded to be taken to isolation facilities. The annoyed travelers also questioned the integrity of the reports. The flight carried 179 passengers in total. SARC Aviation flew the airplane, and it was over the Verona-Rome-Tibilisi-Amritsar region when it stopped to refuel in Tibilisi. 125 of the 160 passengers tested for covid were confirmed to be positive. Due to the fact that 19 of them were new-borns or children, they were not tested. The passengers who tested positive for COVID were transported to isolation facilities in their home regions despite their protests.