American Airlines accused of not following Covid-19 protocol; Delhi government sends notice

Delhi government has sent a showcase notice to American Airlines Delhi for not testing 2% passengers on its flight from New York that landed in the national capital on December 3, Aaj Tak reported.

According to the Covid-19 Guidelines, the Government of India has released a list of countries at risk. RT-pcr test is necessary for travelers coming from these countries. These passengers are allowed to exit the airport only after the result is out. At the same time, random testing of 2% of the passengers coming from countries outside the at risk list is mandatory.  

It is alleged that these rules have not been followed during flight AA 292 from New York on 3 December, as per reports. A notice has been sent to American Airlines for this and the airlines have been asked to respond within the next 24 hours. 

On Sunday, Delhi has reported it’s first case of Covid-19’s Omicron Variant in a traveller who came from Tanzania. It is the fifth confirmed case in the country, after Karnataka registered 2 cases, Gujarat 1 and Maharashtra 1. The Delhi government has demanded the suspension of flights from affected nations.

The Government of India had recently also issued guidelines for the airport. According to this, citizens coming from at risk countries will be subjected to RT-PCR test on every second, fourth and seventh day. If a citizen tests positive, then he will be sent to the hospital. At the same time, negative passengers will have to stay in home quarantine for 7 days. 

Countries at risk include European countries, Britain, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.


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