Two passengers who have come from Bangkok to NSCBI Airport have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It was informed on Thursday Airports by Authority of India officials. The total persons who have effected from this virus In Kolkata has reached upto three. The Director of NSCBI Airport, Kaushik Bhattacharjee said that a passenger called Himadri Barman tested positive on Tuesday and Nagendra Singh tested positive on Wednesday. Both of them were sent to Beliaghata ID Hospital.
Earlier a passenger Anita Oraon has also tested positive at the time of thermal scanning. Bhattacharjee said that there are two airlines which have direct flights between Kolkata and China have suspended. their flights. IndiGo has also temporarily suspended its flights between Kolkata and Guangzhou from 6 February. There are some statements from Indian Airlines that IndiGo has suspended its flights between Kolkata and Guangzhou from 6 February, 2020 to 25 February, 2020 and Guangzhou-Kolkata from 7 February till 26 February.
After IndiGo China Eastern Airlines suspended its flight between Kolkata and Kunming in China from 10 February to 29 February. Passengers who are coming to Kolkata from Kunming and Guangzhou in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok are screening from 17 January.