26 Dec 2022

Covid Precautions: Random Testing At Delhi IGI Continues, Some International Travellers Found Positive

New Delhi: The random Covid test of arriving international passengers continued for the second day at Delhi airport on Sunday, and some passengers have tested positive, according to an official.

Delhi International Airport Limited has made all necessary arrangements for testing, similar to the ones witnessed during previous waves of the pandemic when testing on arrival (or pre-departure for some countries) was mandatory. 

25,000 travellers arrive at IGI Airport: On an average, 25,000 travellers arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) daily and out of them, 500 random passengers are being tested,

455 passengers were tested: At the Delhi airport, as many as 455 passengers were tested for coronavirus between 10 am on Saturday and 7 pm on Sunday. Out of them, less than half per cent tested positive, an official at Genestrings Diagnostic Centre said.

Genestrings is conducting coronavirus tests at the Delhi airport.

Random coronavirus testing compulsory for two percent of passengers: The government has made random coronavirus testing compulsory for two percent of passengers arriving in each international flight from Saturday.

Genestrings is also ramping up manpower for sample collection and testing at the airport.

'We have increased the manpower of lab technicians at the facility to ensure availability and timely reporting along with being fully prepared for COVID management,' Gauri Agarwal, founder of Genestrings, said.

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