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Dubai bans Air India Express for 15 days for carrying Covid positive flyer

In August, Hong Kong had banned Air India for two weeks for a similar lapse

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The passenger was carried on Jaipur-Dubai flight on 4 September.

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Dubai authorities have banned all Air India Express flights for 15 days for carrying a passenger who has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Following the ban, Air India Express has rescheduled all Dubai bound flights to Sharjah, an airline spokesperson said. The passenger was carried on the Jaipur-Dubai flight on 4 September.

In a letter to the airline, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has said that it is the second instance that the airline has flown a Covid-19 positive passenger.

"You are aware of our previous intimation made to you by our letter dated 2nd September 2020 for boarding a passenger

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First Published: Sep 18 2020 | 10:21 AM IST

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