Passengers test positive for Covid-19: Air India International flights to Hong Kong are banned because some of its passengers had found with corona-virus positive. Hong Kong has placed a ban on Air India flights for two weeks. This ban will start on 18 August 2020. Hong Kong government states that they have taken this decision because this flight is carrying too many passengers who are infected with the virus.
There are 11 passengers on Air India who are carrying this virus. This flight was departed on 14 August 2020 from Indra Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. After this scenario, Hong Kong media has put a question mark on the Corona-virus testing which is going on in India.
They also state that corona-virus testing in India is not trust-worthy. Hong Kong also suggests that Air India has to check its every passenger thoroughly and make sure it will not happen again in the future when this ban has been removed.
What does Air India say?
However, Air has not made any official announcement about this happening and information about the ban. But they had made an official announcement regarding its flights on its Twitter handle that is “Due to ban which is made by Hong Kong Authorities flight AI 310/315 Delhi – Hong Kong – Delhi which has to depart from IGI Airport, Delhi on 18 August 2020 is now postponed. The next update regarding the flights will be updated soon. For any query, passengers can contact the Air India Customer Care service.”
The Air India flights which are traveling to Hong Kong are part of the Vande Bharat mission. This mission is started for rescuing the Indians who are stuck in other countries and bring them back to India. Air India has started is international flight services to Hong Kong in May.
Air India also stated that its guidelines say that any passenger who is traveling to another country has to show its COVID-19 nucleic acid report. They also said that the staff has also started taking samples from the passengers around 3 days before the flight.