Elderly Woman Found Infected in RT-PCR Test at Indore Airport Prevented from Boarding Dubai Flight

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An elderly woman boarding a Dubai flight from Indore tested positive in the RT PCR test on Oct 27. (File photo: Reuters)

As a precautionary measure, we have admitted her to a COVID-19 care centre, health department’s medical officer Dr Priyanka Kourav said.

  • PTI Indore
  • Last Updated:October 27, 2021, 17:28 IST
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A 72-year-old woman was not allowed to board the Indore-Dubai flight on Wednesday after she tested positive for coronavirus at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar international airport here following which she was admitted to a COVID care centre, an official said. Every passenger of the weekly Indore-Dubai flight is subjected to undergo the Rapid RT-PCR test at the Indore airport. Today, 104 passengers were examined and among them, a 72-year-old woman was found coronavirus positive, health department’s medical officer Dr Priyanka Kourav told PTI.

The infected woman is a resident of Indore’s Bijalpur area. She had already taken both doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, she said. As a precautionary measure, we have admitted her to a COVID-19 care centre, though she was not having any symptoms of the disease. Till recently, she had not travelled anywhere outside Indore, Dr Kourav said.

Earlier, a 26-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman were prevented from boarding the Air India’s Dubai flight on September 15 and October 13, respectively, after they tested positive for coronavirus during the Rapid RT-PCR test at the Indore airport.

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