Panaji, March 30, 2020 –
In a public appeal, the state Directorate of Health Services (DHS) on Monday said that those who travelled on a Vistara flight from Mumbai to Goa on March 22, which incidentally carried a COVID-19 positive patient, should report to the health authorities without delay.
“One of the patients declared positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 29 at Goa Medical College has a travel history from New York to Mumbai and then by Vistara domestic flight UK861 from Mumbai to Goa on March 22,” a notice issued by DHS on Monday said.
“Hence, people currently in Goa who had travelled on the said flight are appealed to immediately report to Helpline 104 or call 0832-24218100/2225538 or report to the nearest health centre,” the notice said.
The person who travelled on the flight is one of the five COVID-19 positive cases in Goa and had travelled to Goa from the Bahamas via New York.
In a statement, a Vistara spokesperson said: “We have provided all relevant information to the authorities for contact tracing. Staff who had operated the flight or had come in contact with the passengers have also been asked to self quarantine.” (Agency)