A 34-year-old man flew from New Delhi to Guwahati and landed in Kolkata to declare on the airport that he was coronavirus optimistic and wanted to be saved in quarantine.
A resident of North 24 Parganas, the person had no signs of COVID-19 when he landed in Kolkata on Tuesday round 5 pm and was waved by way of by airport employees. However the man refused to go away the airport, saying he had a cough and wanted to be quarantined. When even that did not impress the airport employees, he pulled out a report that certainly mentioned he had examined optimistic for coronavirus.
Airport authorities had been shocked and instantly quarantined the person on the Chittaranjan Nationwide Most cancers Institute at Rajarhat, which is the closest one to the airport.
A frantic effort is now on to hint the passengers on the flight the person took from Delhi to Guwahati after which Guwahati to Kolkata.
Delhi and Guwahati airports have additionally been alerted, with questions being raised about how the person may slip by way of examine in Delhi. Much more pertinent, how was the person even out and about in Delhi with a COVID-19 optimistic check report in his pocket.
When flights had been allowed after the primary part of the lockdown, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had questioned the surveillance of passengers at airports, saying there was none. Earlier this month, she additionally stopped incoming flights to the state from six excessive prevalence cities throughout the nation, together with Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.