Air India asks crew of flight with coronavirus patients to stay at home
New Delhi : Soon after the announcement that a Delhi resident has been tested positive with the coronavirus, an Air India crew who had flown a Vienna-Delhi flight on February 25 have been asked to stay in isolation at their homes for 14 days.
"You are required to stay in isolation for 14 days at your respective homes and report to health authorities in case of any symptoms of coronavirus as a passenger was detected positive for coronavirus in your flight," a memo from Air India to its crew said.
However, it has not been announced that a similar advisory is for the passengers on the flight as well. The Boeing 787 aircraft which serviced the flight can carry over 200 passengers.
According to a news report, the infected passenger was not screened at the Delhi airport because he arrived in a flight from Austria's Vienna where the coronavirus outbreak is not declared serious.
He had travelled to Vienna by road from Italy and took the February flight to Delhi from there, sources said.
The new revelations have come one day after the government reported two new cases of COVID-19.
Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma said an Italian tourist has also tested positive for coronavirus in Jaipur.
Earlier, three positive cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala, including two medical students from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the deadly novel coronavirus. They had self-reported on their return to the country and tested positive for the infection.