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Passenger on board Bangkok-Delhi flight suspected of coronavirus: SpiceJet


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NEW DELHI: A passenger onboard a SpiceJet Bangkok-Delhi flight was quarantined on Thursday after he was suspected of having contracted the novel coronavirus, the airline said in a statement.

The passenger was quarantined by the Airport Health Organisation after the plane landed at Delhi airport, it said.

"On February 13, 2020, a passenger traveling on SpiceJet flight SG-88 operating between Bangkok and Delhi was suspected of Coronavirus infection," the SpiceJet spokesperson said.

"He was seated on seat no. 31F and was the only passenger in that row. The said the passenger was quarantined by Airport Health Organisation (APHO) after landing in Delhi," he added.

More than 1,300 people have died in China to date due to the virus. In India, three cases have been confirmed so far.

Two Indian crew onboard the cruise ship off the Japanese coast have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Indian Embassy in Japan had said on Wednesday.

(THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)