125 Passengers on Italy-Amritsar Flight Test COVID Positive

As per the Amritsar Airport Director, the plane was carrying 179 passengers.

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125 Passengers on Italy-Amritsar Flight Test COVID Positive

"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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