Vistara asks staff to self-quarantine as Goan passenger on March 22 flight tests corona positive

Vistara asks staff to self-quarantine as Goan passenger on March 22 flight tests corona positive

Vistara on Monday asked crew members of its Mumbai-Goa flight on March 22 to self-quarantine after a passenger flying with it had been tested positive for coronavirus.

The airline issued the direction soon after the Goa government announced that one person, who tested positive within the state on Sunday, had travel history from ny . He took Vistara flight UK861 from Mumbai to Goa on March 22.

"We have provided all relevant information to the authorities for contact tracing. Staff who had operated the flight or are available contact with the passengers are asked to self quarantine," a Vistara spokesperson said.

The Goa government has appealed to people that had travelled on the flight to right away turn helpline 0832-2421810/2225538 or report back to the closest health centre.

As India is under a 21-day lockdown from Annunciation to curb the spread of coronavirus, all domestic and international commercial passenger flights are suspended for this era .

However, cargo flights, special flights conducted with the approval of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), offshore helicopter operations and medevac flights are exempted from the ban.