As many as 26 volunteers who reached the Air-India Specific aircraft crash web site in Kozhikode, 48 km from Malappuram, and evacuated the injured passengers on August 7, have examined constructive for COVID-19.
“So far as my info from the airport sources goes, as many as 26 localpeople, concerned within the rescue operations, have examined constructive for the virus thus far and are actually below medical care,” the Malappuram District Medical Officer Dr Ok Sakeena informed PTI.
District Collector Ok Gopalakrishnan, Superintendent of Police U Abdul Kareem and 21 officers, together with police and hearth pressure personnel, additionally concerned within the rescue operations, had additionally examined constructive.
Nineteen folks, together with the pilot andco-pilot, have been killed and a number of other injured when the flight with 190 folks on board overshot the table-top runway and fell right into a valley and broke into items.
The kids, who all keep across the airport space, had rushed to the accident web site braving the heavy rains and COVID-19 fears and brought the injured to the assorted hospitals, drawing reward from varied quarters, together with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The volunteers had been requested by the Well being Minister KK Shailaja to go on quarantine after one of many passengers examined constructive for the pathogen.