A passenger onboard a SpiceJet flight was suspected to be infected with the novel coronavirus, following which he was quarantined at the Delhi airport on Thursday. The flight was travelling from Bangkok to Delhi.
The passenger was quarantined by the Airport Health Organisation after the plane landed at Delhi airport.
"On February 13, 2020, a passenger travelling 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 passenger was quarantined by Airport Health Organisation (APHO) after landing in Delhi," he added.
Meanwhile, two passengers who arrived at NSCBI Airport from Bangkok have tested positive for coronavirus. With this, a total of three passengers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kolkata.
Both of them were sent to Beliaghata ID Hospital. Already two airlines which had direct flights between Kolkata and China have suspended their flights. Low cost carier IndiGo has temporarily suspended its flights between Kolkata and Guangzhou from February 6.