West Bengal man travels from Delhi to Guwahati with COVID-19 positive result in pocket

July 16, 2020: In a shocking incident, a West Bengal man who travelled from Delhi to Kolkata via Guwahati was carrying his COVID-19 positive report in his pocket, has sent the airport and airlines off

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July 16, 2020: In a shocking incident, a West Bengal man who travelled from Delhi to Kolkata via Guwahati was carrying his COVID-19 positive report in his pocket, has sent the airport and airlines officials into a tizzy on Thursday.

He insisted on being sent to a quarantine centre after arriving in Kolkata. As the officials did not agree as he did not have any symptoms, he produced the COVID-19 report and said, ‘See, this is my COVID-19 result report.”

According to reports, he is a resident of North 24 Parganas. The incident has shown the chinks in the armour of all COVID surveillance in airports, mobile applications etc.

Since West Bengal has barred all flights coming in from Delhi, the man flew to Guwahati and took a flight to West Bengal from Guwahati.

On arrival, his temperature was checked. It was normal. But he insisted that he had a cough and so he must be sent to a quarantine centre. The officials checked his temperature again. It was normal again, reports said. Then the man produced the result of his COVID-19 test in which he tested positive.

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