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Passenger on Alliance Air’s Delhi-Ludhiana flight tests positive for Covid-19


Team Udayavani, May 27, 2020, 3:41 PM IST

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New Delhi: Air India on Wednesday, May 27 said that a passenger who was on board an Alliance Air flight from the national capital to Ludhiana has tested positive for coronavirus and a total of 41 people, including five crew members, have been quarantined.

The flight was operated on May 25, when domestic flight services resumed after remaining grounded for two months due to the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spreading of coronavirus infections.

Alliance Air, which operates regional flights, is part of Air India.

“A passenger traveling on AI9I837 Delhi-Ludhiana flight of May 25 was found COVID positive on May 26. All the pax (passengers) of this flight are now under quarantine,” an Air India spokesperson said.

He also said that the airline is following all the norms laid down by the civil aviation ministry and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

According to the spokesperson, there were 36 passengers and five crew members on the flight.

On Tuesday, IndiGo said that a passenger who traveled on 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on May 25 evening tested positive for COVID-19. PTI RAM BAL

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