COVID-19: One Air India staffer tests positive, HeadQuarters in Delhi sealed

New Delhi: To conduct proper sanitisation of its whole office building, following one of its employees testing positive for COVID-19, Air India — India’s flag carrier airline — sealed its headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday.

“Airlines House has been sealed for Tuesday and Wednesday,” news agency PTI quoted an official as saying.

The employee posted at the Gurudwara Rakabganj Road building tested positive on Monday evening, he said.

The employee first had fever which subsided with the help of medicines but then the staffer started having soar throat and respiratory symptoms. He got himself tested on Sunday and was later sent to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in Delhi.

Under its Vande Bharat Mission, Air India is operating 64 flights between May 7 and 14 to repatriate around 15,000 stranded Indians from 12 countries on a payment basis.

Earlier, five Air India pilots, who had tested positive for coronavirus, have now tested negative. The results of second round of tests came on Monday evening.

The Mumbai-based pilots had operated cargo flights to China before April 20 and had been in home isolation for 14 days.