Chaos At Delhi Airport As Revised Covid Guidelines Capture UK Passengers Unaware
Disorderly scenes were experienced at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport on Friday after an Air India flight from the United Kingdom – the first from that country because flight was banned last month over worries of the mutant coronavirus strain – landed, with the almost 250 passengers on board suffering confusion over Covid screening and quarantine guidelines.
Several guests took to Twitter to highlight grievances and the scenario, tagging Union Civil Air travel Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in their messages.
A single person, who recognized himself as Gouri Shankar Dash, published a photo of his infant child sleeping on blankets expanded on the airport floor, and stated that airport authorities had actually declined to let him get his child’s stroller from their travel luggage.
” Dear Arvind Kejriwal, I am one of the guest of flight AI 112 from London with my 4.5 months old child. You locked everybody people. A minimum of bacche pe to rahem karte(take pity on the children). There is no food for my daughter … they didn’t let me get my stroller. How cruel you guys are?” Mr Dash tweeted, tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tweet.
Dear @ArvindKejriwal, I am one of the passenger of flight AI112 from London with my 4.5 months old child. You locked everyone people. A minimum of bacche pe to rahem karte. There is no food for my daughter & they didn’t let me get my stroller. How cruel you guys are? @HardeepSPuri pic.twitter.com/bX6oGvklWs
— Gouri Shankar Dash (@GSDash) January 8, 2021
Today Chief Minister Kejriwal said guests from the UK will be sent out to 7 days of institutional quarantine before house isolation even if they check unfavorable for the coronavirus.
” To secure Delhiites from direct exposure to virus from UK, Delhi government takes crucial choices. All those showing up from UK, who evaluate favorable will be separated in an isolation center. Negative ones will be required to a quarantine center for 7 days followed by 7 days home quarantine,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
However, the notification followed the Air India flight that landed today removed from London, leaving passengers landing in Delhi facing an undesirable surprise.
One passenger tweeted a video of co-passengers arguing with a male in a blue PPE, and said: “@HardeepSPuri … Simply came from London AI112, it’s definitely maniac at Delhi Airport. Asking us to go for institutional quarantine even with Unfavorable PCR test. Didn’t discuss this on your [email protected]”
@HardeepSPuri Just originated from London AI112, it’s absolutely maniac at Delhi Airport.
Asking us to choose institutional quarantine even with Negative PCR test.
Didn’t discuss this on your SOP. @airindiain pic.twitter.com/ B13 HcbgVaG
— Harprit Takkar (@HarpritTakkar) January 8, 2021
The centre had actually suspended services in between the 2 nations on December 23 over the new and more contagious pressure of the virus. While India has actually raised the ban, numerous major European countries like France, Spain and Germany have extended it.
The number of people who have actually evaluated favorable for the new UK variant has reached 82.
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