All Those Taking Part In Kerala Crash Rescue Ops To Be Tested For Covid

The flight was working beneath the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians.

Kozhikode, Kerala:

All those that are concerned within the rescue efforts in Kerala after an Air India Categorical flight skidded off a tabletop runway at Kozhikode airport late Friday night will likely be examined for coronavirus, state’s Well being Minister KK Shailaja stated this morning, urging them to “go into self-quarantine as a precaution”. Eighteen folks, together with each pilots, had been killed because the flight overshot the runway and the airplane broke into items.

“As part of precaution, all those that have participated within the rescue operation ought to go beneath self-quarantine. Covid exams of all of them will likely be accomplished,” the 63-year-old minister stated.

The state’s well being division is making an inventory of those that took half, she stated. “All those that are concerned within the rescue efforts ought to inform the state well being division. Both contact the toll free numbers – 1056, 0471 2552056; or management rooms – 0483 2733251, 2733252, 2733253, 0495 2376063, 2371471, 2373901,” the Well being Minister urged.

Eighteen folks, together with each pilots, had been killed when the Air India Categorical flight IX-1344, a Boeing 737 plane, from Dubai to Calicut overshot runway at 7.41 pm on Friday. The flight was working beneath the Vande Bharat Mission to repatriate Indians stranded overseas due to coronavirus lockdowns.

There have been 184 passengers on the airplane, together with 10 infants and four cabin crew members; 127 have been hospitalised in 13 hospitals in and round Kozhikode.

Many passengers had been employees returning residence after dropping their jobs because of the pandemic.

As we speak, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, Union Minister V Muralidharan visited the accident web site to take a inventory of the scenario.

An Air India particular help staff additionally reached Kerala as we speak to coordinate reduction and counselling for households members of all those that had been on board. The particular help staff, known as “Angels of Air India”, had been flown from Mumbai to coordinate reduction and counsel the injured passengers as nicely with the members of the family of the injured in addition to lifeless passengers, Air India Categorical stated.

The airplane crash comes at a time when India, which has the third highest Covid caseload on the earth, is preventing the novel coronavirus pandemic. The tally surged to 20.88 lakh circumstances this morning. 

Kerala, which reported India’s first affected person on January 30, has logged over 31,000 circumstances.

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