MUMBAI: The 5 Air India pilots, who had examined constructive for coronavirus on Saturday underwent a second pattern assortment and take a look at quickly after and the outcomes which got here in late on Monday, have confirmed them to be damaging for coronavirus.
For the primary take a look at, the 5 pilots’ samples have been collected one after the opposite and since all of them examined damaging, the airline determined to hold out one other take a look at to rule out error. “The equipment which assessments 5 samples at a time, confirmed all of the 5 samples to be constructive and so there was cause to doubt the report,” stated an airline supply.
A second pattern assortment was carried out and this time across the reviews confirmed all of the 5 pilots to be damaging for coronavirus. The can now be rostered for repatriation flights. Below the federal government norms for repatriation flights, solely these crew who take a look at damaging for Covid with samples given inside 5 days of date of departure could be rostered for Vande Bharat Mission flights. The stated pilots, who have been asymptomatic, have been requested to check in an effort to be rostered for the repatriation flights.