Coronavirus: Man Aboard Bangkok-Delhi Flight Isolated In Delhi; 3 Positive In Kolkata

Passenger aboard on flight from Bangkok is suspected of coronavirus and was quarantined after landing in Delhi and 3 people have tested positive in Kolkata.

New Delhi| A passenger aboard a SpiceJet flight from Bangkok to Delhi is suspected to have coronavirus and was quarantined after landing in Delhi on Thursday.

The passenger was seated on SpiceJet flight SG-88 operating between Bangkok and Delhi. He was seated on seat number 31F and was sitting alone in that row.

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The suspected case of coronavirus has been quarantined by Airport Health Organisation (APHO), said a Spicejet spokesperson.

Two more passengers were tested positive for the novel coronavirus at Kolkata airport, confirmed Airports Authority of India. A total of three passengers were tested positive for the deadly virus in Kolkata as of now.

Both the passengers were admitted to Beliaghata ID Hospital, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, the Director of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport told PTI.

This came a day after two Indians tested positive on a cruise ship off the coast of Japan.

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 onboard an Air India flight. Upon arrival at Pune airport, he was taken to a local hospital.

The novel coronavirus which was originated from Wuhan province in China killed over 1300 people.

The detection of the virus at Kolkata airport comes after China’s health ministry announced 242 deaths on a single day in Hubei province.

Hubei’s health commission said another 14,840 new cases were reported in the area.

Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805.

Several airlines have already cancelled flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak.

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