Covid-19: India lab investigated over 298 positive tests on flights from Italy

Jan. 12, 2022
India requires passengers from 'high-risk countries to be tested on arrival, BBC reports.

AMRITSAR, India - Indian officials are investigating a private laboratory accused of faulty Covid-19 tests on passengers on two flights from Italy last week. At least 173 passengers from Rome, and 125 travelers from Milan tested positive on arrival in Amritsar, BBC reports. Continue reading original article.

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12 Jan. 2022 - It was startling news for most of the passengers when they landed in Punjab in India's far northwest as 173 passengers from Rome and 125 from Milan tested positive for COVID-19, though just 10% of 30 passengers retested came up positive.

BBC reported that Airport officials in Amritsar stopped using the lab that provided the testing service.

"If it's a manufacturing fault, we have to follow certain guidelines. If it's a human or procedural fault, then we will certainly take action," airport director VK Seth said.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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