A passenger on Air India Delhi-Ludhiana flight on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus. Air India has said a total of 36 passengers on the flight along with 4 crew members have been put in institutional quarantine following the Punjab government rules.
Air India has said, “The passenger who works in the security department of Alliance Air was traveling on a paid ticket. 36 passengers and 4 crew under institutional quarantine as per Punjab government rules”.
The passenger flew on AI 9I837 Delhi-Ludhiana flight on the second day of flight operations in India in the lockdown.
Earlier, a passenger on an Indigo flight from Chennai to Coimbatore tested positive for coronavirus. Indigo has grounded the entire crew of the flight for 14 days and said they were trying to reach out to the passengers of the flight as per government norms.
The passenger himself has been quarantined at ESI state medical facility at Coimbatore.
India on Monday resumed domestic passenger flights after a gap of over two months since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25.
While many flights were cancelled over the two days, airports across the country managed to fly over 1,000 flights in the first two days.
Airlines also began operating from Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday while domestic flight services will resume in West Bengal from Thursday.
Officials said several of the flights operated on Monday were half empty.