78 persons on flight from Leh quarantined

40 students from England, Bangladesh being screened at airport

SRINAGAR: Seventy-eight passengers of an Air India Leh-Srinagar flight were quarantined on their arrival here on Thursday, officials said. However, a decision is awaited as regards nearly forty students who are being screened at the Srinagar airport on their arrival from England and Bangladesh.
According to officials, all passengers arriving from Leh at the airport have to undergo mandatory quarantine, and as such they were taken to quarantine facilities set up by the authorities in Srinagar.
“There were protests by some of them, demanding they should be allowed to go home after proper screening,” sources said.
However, all of them were moved to quarantine facilities, set up at different places, as part of the already announced procedure to arrest the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
Regarding the 40 odd students who arrived from England and Bangladesh, officials said that “a decision was awaited” on whether or not they will be allowed to go home or they, too, will be moved to quarantine. “At present, their screening is being done,” they said.

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