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Separate baggage belt at Delhi airport for passengers from coronavirus hit countries

ANI
Published Mar 7, 2020, 4:09 pm IST
Updated Mar 7, 2020, 6:25 pm IST
The measure was suggested by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan
Representational image (PTI)
 Representational image (PTI)

New Delhi: Reinforcing precautionary measures to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, Delhi airport is planning to have a separate belt for baggage of international passengers from 12 countries, that are most impacted by the deadly disease, a Delhi International airport (DIAL) spokesperson said on Saturday.

The measure was suggested by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, who visited the Delhi airport on thursday and took stock of the preparedness.

 

According to the DIAL spokesperson, the Delhi airport is already following GOI guidelines for medical screening of all passengers arriving on international flights, in line with the Airport Health Organization (APHO) requirements.

The spokesperson also added that new guidelines are being discussed and a trial run of the same will be taken up very soon.

India had begun screening passengers at seven airports from January 17, which was later extended to 21 airports.

Thermal screening of all passengers traveling on all international flights is being done and screening of over 6 lakh people has been done.

 

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Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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