Air India Confirms Coronavirus Case On Feb 25 Vienna-Delhi Flight, Advises Passengers

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In an announcement, Air India confirmed that one of the passengers on the Vienna-Delhi flight of February 25 had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Written By Akhil Oka | Mumbai | Updated On:
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In an official announcement on Tuesday, Air India confirmed that one of the passengers on the Vienna-Delhi flight of February 25 has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It issued a statement bringing this fact to the attention of the passengers of the said flight. They have been advised to follow the protocol notified by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Meanwhile, Air India has asked the 10 crew members of the aforesaid flight, including the co-pilots, to quarantine themselves for 14 days at their homes. 

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PM Modi warns against panic

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an extensive review pertaining to the preparedness on the novel coronavirus front. He revealed that different ministries and states were working together from screening people to providing immediate medical help. Stressing that there was no need to panic, he observed that people could ensure their protection with some elementary measures such as washing hands frequently, keeping social distancing, avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth and so forth.  

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Number of confirmed cases cross 90,000 mark

First detected in Wuhan in December 2019, COVID-19- the novel coronavirus has affected 73 countries in the world. As of now, there are 90,892 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus which has led to the death of 3,110 people. As there is no vaccine or specific antiviral medicine to deal to treat COVID-19, countries have been grappling with all possible mechanisms to contain its scope. 

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