125 out of 179 passengers on an international chartered flight from Italy’s Milan have tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival at Amritsar airport, said Airport Director.

An international charter flight from Italy to Amritsar was scheduled and landed at Amritsar airport at 11:15 am on Thursday. After the mandatory Covid-19 test at the airport, 125 passengers were found positive for Covid-19.

“125 passengers of (Milan) Italy-Amritsar flight have tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival at Amritsar airport,” VK Seth, Airport Director told ANI.

Amritsar airport authorities are in touch with the local administration to shift the positive passengers to the quarantine centres in different districts of Punjab.”We have contacted local administration regarding shifting of passengers to several quarantine centres,” Amritsar Airport Director said.

Passangers being taken to Isolation Centre