125 Passengers on Italy-Amritsar Flight Test COVID Positive
As per the Amritsar Airport Director, the plane was carrying 179 passengers.
"125 passengers of an international chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at Amritsar airport," Amritsar Airport Director VK Seth was quoted as saying by ANI on Thursday, 6 January.
As per Seth, the plane was carrying 179 passengers.
Earlier this week, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi had reviewed the COVID-19 scenario in the state and imposed a night curfew between 10 pm and 5 am till 15 January.
On Wednesday, 5 January, the state recorded 1,811 new COVID-19 infections and four fatalities, taking the total case tally in the state to 6,08,723. Punjab was also one of the states that was pulled up by the Centre over a decrease in the number of COVID-19 tests.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a letter to Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, and Bihar on Thursday, asked them to ramp up their COVID-19 testing, saying that the decline was a 'cause of concern'.
Meanwhile, as COVID-19 cases in India continue to show an upward trend, the country reported 90,928 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a huge jump from the 58,097 cases on the previous day.
(With inputs from ANI.)
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