COVID-19 Positive Woman Stopped From Boarding Dubai-Bound flight

Story Highlights
  • An elderly female passenger tested covid positive while travelling to Dubai.
  • Covid positive passenger admitted to a covid care center.
  • Nearly 108 passengers travelling to Dubai were tested.

Indore: A 72-year-old woman was stopped from boarding a Dubai-bound Air India flight at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore city on Wednesday after she tested positive for coronavirus, an official said. The woman was later admitted to Radha Swami Satsang Vyas COVID-19 care centre in Indore.

As per the COVID-19 protocol, rapid RT-PCR tests were carried out on 108 passengers on Wednesday before boarding the flight and out of them, the elderly woman tested positive for the disease. However, his person was tested negative.

The woman had come to Indore from Bhopal to board the flight for Dubai. While the woman had no symptoms of coronavirus, she was admitted to a COVID-19 care centre, said Dr Amit Malakar, the nodal officer for COVID-19 prevention. Earlier, on September 15th, a 26-year-old man was stopped from boarding the same flight after he tested positive for coronavirus in the rapid test. Indore, MP’s industrial hub, has been the most affected COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

On Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally of infections to 7, 93,647. There was no COVID-19 death reported on Tuesday and the fatality toll stood at 10,523, a health department official earlier said.

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