Kozhikode: As the COVID test results of the passengers in the flight that crashed in Karipur is awaited, the health department directed the volunteers and others who engaged in rescue mission to enter quarantine as a precaution. Screening and other procedures could not be performed in the airport following the mishap.
There was 190 people including cabin crew in the flight that came from Dubai as part of Vande Bharat mission. Hundreds of people arrived at the airport and hospitals for rescue operation. It is assumed that about 500 people in Kondotty and Kozhikode areas will have to enter quarantine.
The COVID test of those killed in the plane crash also is progressing. One of the deceased identified as Santha was confirmed negative for COVID after the post-mortem. Her body has been kept at Manjeri medical college. The test of other deceased also is progressing.
Health minister K K Shailaja informed that facilities will be arranged for the rescuers to undergo COVID test. Kondotty is one of the COVID clusters in Malappuram. The COVID protocol could not be followed during the rescue mission. So those who engaged in the rescue mission should enter quarantine at the earliest, the minister requested.