Kolkata: Two passengers who arrived at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata from Bangkok have tested positive for coronavirus, Airports Authority of India officials said on Thursday.
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With this, a total of three passengers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kolkata. Both of them were sent to Beliaghata ID hospital, he said.” Earlier, a passenger had also tested positive during thermal scanning.” Bhattacharjee said.
The Centre has advised screening of passengers at 21 airports, international seaports and border crossings across the country. According to the latest available official data, more than 1,700 flights and over 1.80 lakh passengers have been screened across airports so far.
Last week, a Chinese national was suspected to be infected after he fell ill on board an Air India flight. Upon arrival at the Pune airport, he was taken to a local hospital.