2 Passengers Kept in Isolation Kolkata Airport Over Suspected Coronavirus
GUWAHATI: Two passengers who arrived at the Kolkata international airport from Bangkok, were placed in isolation for suspected novel coronavirus, reported PTI.
A passenger named Himadri Barman was quarantined on Tuesday, and Nagendra Singh on Wednesday and as per reports both the passengers were sent to Beliaghata ID Hospital.
Prior to this, a passenger named Anita Oraon had also showed signs of fever during thermal scanning, Kolkata airport director Kaushik Bhattacharjee
Already two airlines which had direct flights between Kolkata and China have suspended their flights.
Low-cost carrier IndiGo has temporarily suspended its flights between Kolkata and Guangzhou from February 6.
"In line with the WHO guideline to contain the spread of coronavirus, IndiGo will be suspending its Kolkata-Guangzhou service from February 6, 2020 to February 25, 2020 and Guangzhou-Kolkata from February 7 till February 26," the airline had said in a statement.
After IndiGo, China Eastern Airlines suspended its flights between Kolkata and Kunming in China from February 10 to February 29.
Passengers of flights coming to Kolkata from Kunming and Guangzhou in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok were being screened since January 17.
At present, passengers arriving from Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok are being screened as no flights are operating to and from China.
(With inputs from PTI)