In a setback for the country's national air carrier Air India, which has brought many Indian citizens stranded abroad due to the ongoing lockdown, its five pilots, reportedly, have tested positive for COVID-19. As per reports, the pilots had operated one of the cargo flights to Guangzhou, China recently. Besides the public carrier has been operating cargo flights to international destinations since the imposition of the lockdown in the country. Commenting on the unexpected development, a source said, "The news has made quite a few pilots, currently rostered to currently rostered to operate repatriation flights anxious. Under the Vande Bharat mission schedule pilots have layovers in places like New York where the number of new coronavirus cases is high."