Punjab: 125 Passengers Traveling On A Chartered From Italy-Amritsar Test COVID-19 Positive

Punjab: 125 Passengers Traveling On A Chartered From Italy-Amritsar Test COVID-19 Positive

In a breaking news incident, as many as 125 passengers traveling on a flight from Italy tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19.)

The charter of EuroAtlantic Airways, a Portuguese company, landed in Amritsar, Punjab from Italy, this afternoon at 1:30 P.M.  There were 179 passengers, including 19 children, on the chartered flight from Milan that arrived in Amritsar.  In addition, according to sources, the flight made a technical halt at Tbilisi (Georgia.)

After landing at the Amritsar Airport, the Health Authority of the concerned city, conducted a RT-PCR test, following which a total of 125 people tested COVID-19 positive.  All adult passengers were tested on arrival as Italy is one of the high risk countries for Omicron.  After the tests, the majority of passengers were COVID-19 positive. 

Notably, the passengers who are Covid positive will be sent to institutional quarantine.  There has been a huge spurt in COVID-19 cases across India. 

Meanwhile, India, on the 6th of January, Thursday, reported over 90,000 new cases, a steep 65% jump – with a surge in Omicron cases as well. 

This is a developing story, more details are awaited. 

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