Chennai: Airline major IndiGo said a passenger, who travelled on its Chennai to Coimbatore flight on Monday, has tested positive for Covid-19.
“We received confirmation from the Coimbatore airport doctor that a passenger who travelled on 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on 25th May evening, has tested positive for Covid-19,” the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.
Accordingly, the passenger is currently quarantined at ESI state medical facility at Coimbatore.
“He was seated on-board the aircraft with all precautionary measures including face mask, face shield and gloves, as were the other passengers.
“Additionally, no one else was seated in his vicinity, significantly reducing the possibility of transmission.”
As per the statement, all IndiGo aircraft are regularly sanitised as a standard operating procedure, and the aircraft operating this flight was also immediately disinfected as per protocol.
“The operating crew has been grounded for 14 days and we are in the process of notifying other passengers as per the government guidelines, to ensure safety of our passengers and staff,” the statement added.