Two passengers who arrived at NSCBI Airport from Bangkok have been tested positive for Coronavirus. A passenger named Himadri Barman tested positive on Tuesday and Nagendra Singh tested positive on Wednesday. Both of them were sent to Beliaghata ID Hospital. Earlier, a passenger named Anita Oraon had tested positive during thermal screening. Meanwhile, two flights which had direct flights between Kolkata and Chennai have suspended their services. Indigo has temporarily suspended its flights between Kolkata and Guangzhou from February 6.
"In line with the WHO guideline to contain the spread of coronavirus, IndiGo will be suspending its Kolkata- Guangzhou service from February 6, 2020 to February 25, 2020 and Guangzhou-Kolkata from February 7 till February 26," the airline had said in a statement. The passengers of flights coming to Kolkata from Kunming and Guangzhou in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok were being screened since January 17. Currently passengers arriving from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok are being screened as no flights are operating from China.