6 air travellers tested Covid positive at Delhi, Kolkata airports 


A total of six air travellers were on Monday tested positive for the Coronavirus infection at the Delhi and Kolkata airports. Four international travellers from Myanmar tested positive at the Delhi airport while two persons returning from abroad have tested positive at the Kolkata airport. The Genome sequencing of their samples is being done, the sources said. 

“Four of the 690 Covid-19 sample tests of the International travellers from Myanmar at Delhi Airport have tested positive for the infection. The infected persons have been admitted at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) hospital in Delhi and their samples have been taken for genome sequencing,” people aware of the matter said. 

Four foreign nationals who came to attend the religious preaching of Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama at Bihar’s Gaya have been found to be Covid positive raising fears of a surge in the number of Covid cases at the religious place. The foreigners have currently been isolated at a hotel in Bodh Gaya, said Civil surgeon Dr Ranjan Kumar Singh. 

“The four foreigners had come to Bodhgaya to attend the Dalai Lama’s religious programme to be held from December 29 to 31. One of them is from Myanmar and the other three are residents of Bangkok,” he said. Two persons returning from abroad have tested positive for the Coronavirus infection at the Kolkata Aiport. According to sources, one of the positive passengers came from Dubai on Saturday while another came from Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur. 

Patients are kept in quarantine in Beliaghata ID Hospital.