Five passengers, who flew from Chennai to Salem in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said. Fifty-one people have been quarantined as a result, they said, just days after India resumed limited domestic air travel after a two-month shutdown triggered by COVID-19.
Earlier, a passenger on board an IndiGo flight that operated on Monday from Chennai to Coimbatore had tested positive for coronavirus and the airline had grounded the flight’s crew for 14 days.
The 24-year-old man was possibly the first case of an air passenger testing positive for coronavirus after domestic flight services resumed on Monday.
The services were suspended on March 25 in the wake of the nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus.