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COVID-19 update: Air India crew member tests positive for coronavirus

COVID-19 update: Air India crew member tests positive for coronavirus

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2020 6:11 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: An Air India crew member who operated on a New York - Mumbai flight has tested positive for coronavirus.

The entire cabin crew has been admitted at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital.

AI has earlier complained to they were not given proper gears while operating at coronavirus hotspot zones around the world.

“During our recent rescue flights, the protective equipment being provided to the flight crew has been failing with an alarming frequency or has been plagued with other issues,” said The Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG), the union of Air India in a written statement to the airline's chairman Rajiv Bansal.

Bansal said, "We are providing all the essentials things like sanitisers, gloves, personal protective equipment to the cockpit crew, cabin crew and the ground staff. Our cabin crew has been advised to quarantine themselves after flights.”

It is important to note that Air India has been operating several flights to bring back Indians from foreign countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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