All those who are evenly remotely involved in the rescue operations in Kerala post an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Kozhikode airport on Friday evening will be tested for Coronavirus, as per state Health Minister KK Shailaja.
She has also requested them to practice self-quarantine as a precautionary measure. Eight people, including both pilots, were killed as the flight overshot the runway and the plane got devastated into pieces.
“As a part of precaution, all those who have participated in the rescue operation should go under self-quarantine. Covid tests of all of them will be done,” KK Shailaja said.
The state’s health department is already on its way to making a list of all those who took part in the rescue efforts. Shailaja said, “All those who are involved in the rescue efforts should inform the state health department. Either contact the toll free numbers – 1056, 0471 2552056; or control rooms – 0483 2733251, 2733252, 2733253, 0495 2376063, 2371471, 2373901,”
The flight, that was operating under the Vande Bharat Mission, to bring back all Indians who were stranded abroad because of the Coronavirus lockdown faced this unfortunate incident amid this pandemic.
To put facts into order, there were a total of 184 passengers on the plane, including 10 kids and 4 cabin crew members. 127 of them have been hospitalised across 13 hospitals in and around Kozhikode.