As many as 125 passengers of a flight from Italy tested positive after landing in Punjab’s Amritsar this afternoon.
There were 179 passengers, including 19 children, on the chartered flight from Milan that arrived in Amritsar around 1.30 pm. The flight made a technical halt at Tbilisi (Georgia), according to officials. It was reportedly operated by EuroAtlantic Airways, a Portuguese company.
All adult passengers were tested on arrival as Italy is one of the high risk countries for Omicron, according to the Union Health Ministry.
There were 179 passengers, including 19 children, on the chartered flight from Milan
The passengers who are Covid positive will be sent to institutional quarantine.
Chaotic visuals from the Amritsar airport showed a large number of passengers waiting to leave and policemen trying to control the crowd. Many of the passengers questioned why they tested positive after Covid negative results in Italy.