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Punjab: 125 passengers of chartered flight from Italy test positive for Covid in Amritsar Punjab | Covid-19
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Punjab: 125 passengers of chartered flight from Italy test positive for Covid in Amritsar

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Jan 2022, 07:09 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: As many as 125 passengers, who arrived Punjab's Amritsar on a flight from Italy, have tested Covid-19 positive, media reports said.

There were 179 passengers, including 19 children, onboard in the chartered flight from Milan.

The flight, operated by Portuguese company, EuroAtlantic Airways ,arrived in Amritsar around 1.30 pm before making a technical halt at Tbilisi (Georgia)

Samples from all adult passengers were tested on arrival as Italy is one of the high risk countries for Omicron, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The passengers who are Covid positive will be sent to institutional quarantine.

However, many passengers questioned why they tested positive after Covid negative results in Italy.

Today, India reported over 90,000 new cases -- a steep 65 per cent jump - with a surge in Omicron cases.