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Air India pilot tests Covid-19 positive after landing Delhi-Sydney flight

The pilot and his two cockpit crew have been put in quarantine in Sydney, the cabin crew or passengers have not been quarantined as they did not get in touch with the pilot

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The national carrier is operating a Delhi-Sydney flight on Monday under Vande Bharat mission mission.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
An Air India pilot was found Covid-19 positive after landing a flight in Sydney from Delhi, senior airline officials said on Monday.

The pilot tested positive on Saturday, they said.

"The pilot was tested on June 16 and was found negative. That is why, as per the rules, he was rostered for the Delhi-Sydney flight of June 20. Before the flight, his sample was taken again. He was found positive after landing the flight in Sydney," officials said.

The pilot and his two cockpit crew have been put in quarantine in Sydney, they said, adding the cabin crew or passengers

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First Published: Jun 22 2020 | 8:14 PM IST

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