Chinese passenger vomits on Air India flight, admitted to Pune hospital
New Delhi : A Chinese man has been admitted to the Pune hospital after he vomited on the Air India flight from Delhi, officials said.
The passenger was isolated and shifted to the civic-run Naidu Hospital after the flight arrived at the Pune airport around 7 am, an Air India official said.
"The passenger was travelling from Delhi to Pune on Air India flight. He complained of nausea and vomited on board. After the plane landed at the Pune airport, he was immediately isolated and shifted to Naidu Hospital," the official said.
The authorities confirmed that the patient is a Chinese national.
"On his arrival, he was isolated and taken to Naidu Hospital. His swab and blood samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for analysis," he said.
Post this the airplane was completely sanitized, delaying its journey to Delhi.
"The flight, which was supposed to take off for Delhi around 7.40 am, got delayed as it was cleaned and sanitised," an airport official said.
Naidu Hospital in Pune is one of the three hospitals in Maharashtra, where quarantine facilities have been set up to deal with the suspected cases of coronavirus.
Maharashtra has not found a confirmed case of coronavirus yet.