SpiceJet pilot who did not fly international flight tested positive of COVID-19

TPE Correspondent

New Delhi March 29, 2020

SpiceJet spokesperson said on Sunday that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight in March has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The last domestic flight that he operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi and since then he had quarantined himself at home said the spokesperson, he added  As a precautionary measure, all crew and staff who had been in direct contact with him have been asked to self-quarantine by staying at home for the next 14 days.

The guidelines issued by the WHO and the government of India. All our aircraft are being disinfected thoroughly since the end of January and the disinfectants used are as per the WHO standards.

More than 970 people have tested positive for the virus and 25 of them have died because of it till now in India, according to health ministry data. India is currently under a 21-day lockdown till April 14 to stop the spread of the COVID-19, and consequently, all international and domestic flights have been suspended for this period.

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