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Nearly 12 lakh international passengers screened for coronavirus: Civil Aviation Ministry

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said so far nearly 12 lakh passengers coming from abroad have been screened for coronavirus at various airports across the country.  

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New Delhi Published on: March 14, 2020 13:55 IST
Nearly 12 lakh international passengers screened for coronavirus: Civil Aviation Ministry
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Nearly 12 lakh international passengers screened for coronavirus: Civil Aviation Ministry 

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said so far nearly 12 lakh passengers coming from abroad have been screened for coronavirus at various airports across the country.

Speaking at "Wings India 2020" an aviation-related event being held, the Union Minister said there would be a drop of 15 to 20 per cent in domestic air traffic for time being due to the virus concerns.

He further said, out of over 11 lakh passengers who were screened at 30 airports only 3,225 were referred to tests. Indian airports have "set up a benchmark" for other countries in terms of taking precautionary measures such as screening and making facilities available at aerodromes in the wake of the virus outbreak, he added. 

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