6 passengers from UK test COVID-19 positive amid new strain scare

New Delhi: Six passengers traveling on Air India’s London-Delhi flight tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

The flight landed around 11.30 pm on Monday.

“Five passengers were found COVID-positive at the Delhi airport. One passenger, who took a connecting flight to Chennai, was tested there and found positive,” the official said.

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The government on Monday said all UK-India flights will be suspended from December 23 to December 31 in view of the emergence of new strain of coronavirus in that country.

It also said all passengers coming from UK on Monday and Tuesday would be compulsorily tested for coronavirus on arrival at airports.

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