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23 November 2020 English

Air travellers get COVID – 19 infection despite source testing negative before boarding flight

Air travellers get COVID – 19 infection despite source testing negative before boarding flight - NZ Punjabi News

AUCKLAND (NZ Punjabi News Service): A government study has found how Air New Zealand travellers got COVID – 19 infection on flight despite the source case testing negative before boarding the flight.

The infections occurred on a flight from Dubai to New Zealand in September. There were 86 passengers onboard the flight. Total seven persons from the flight had tested and genomic testing in the study finds that four of these got infected on flight. The four carried genome sequence from Switzerland, the country of origin of the source case.

According to experts of University of Alabama the case brings to light the complexity in ensuring flights remain virus-free. It also raises questions about safety of international travellers during COVID – 19 periods.

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