Italian Tourist In Jaipur Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Airlines, Upscale Restaurants Take Precautions

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An Italian tourist in Jaipur on Tuesday (3 March) tested positive for Coronavirus. The tourist had tested negative during the initial screening but he was re-tested after his condition deteriorated.

“Since there was a variation in the reports, samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for testing”, an official was quoted as saying.

Delhi’s Hayatt Regency has also asked staffers of its upscale La Piazza restaurant to go on a 14 day self-quarantine after it was reported that a Coronavirus patient dined in the restaurant after being infected.

Subsequently the hotel carried out a sanitation of its facilities and has started to monitor the temperature of its staffers and contractors.

IndiGo and Air India which were the airlines used by Coronavirus patients who tested positive in Delhi and Telangana issued an advisory on social media while revealing the names of the affected flights.

IndiGo has placed four of its cabin crew on board the 20 February flight 6E 96 (Dubai-Bangalore) under observation.

With the threat of COVID-19 looming large, the government has tightened the entry conditions for the nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan with immediate effect. As per the revised travel advisory issued on Tuesday by the Union Health Ministry, new travellers from these countries will have to apply for new visas.

With Inputs From IANS