In The Middle Of The Coronavirus-triggered Lockdown, The Centaur Is Not Working As A Hotel And Just A Particular Location Of Its Ground Flooring Is Being Borrowed To Test Crew Members Who Need To Run Traveler Flights Under Vande Bharat Objective Or Other Freight Flights, The Authorities Kept in mind.
PTI|Upgraded on: 13 May 2020, 06: 01: 05 PM
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The ground flooring of Air India’s Centaur Hotel was sealed for 2 days on Wednesday for sanitisation after a crew member checked at the short-term center was discovered positive for COVID-19, senior airline company authorities stated. In the middle of the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, the Centaur is not operating as a hotel and just a particular location of its ground flooring is being borrowed to test crew members who need to run traveler flights under Vande Bharat Objective or other freight flights, the authorities kept in mind.
Air India had actually sealed its head office in Delhi on Tuesday for 2 days to carry out an extensive sanitisation of the structure after a staff member who worked there checked positive for COVID-19 “All hotels are currently closed and Centaur is also not functioning as a hotel. A part of the premises, which is used for conducting tests, has been demarcated for sanitisation adhering to safety protocols, and the crew test has been shifted to a different medical office for the time being,” the Air India representative stated.
The federal government-run Air India was the only airline company associated with the Vande Bharat Objective, under which the provider and its subsidiary Air India Express were arranged to run 64 flights in between May 7 and May 14 to repatriate around 15,000 stranded Indians from 12 countries on a payment basis. “The crew member who was tested at the hotel was found COVID-positive on Wednesday. Therefore, the ground floor of the hotel has been cordoned off for 48 hours for sanitisation,” the Air India authorities mentioned.
Civil Air Travel Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated on Wednesday that 30,000 Indians will return from 31 countries on 149 flights of the national provider in between May 16-22, the period for the second stage of the Vande Bharat Objective. India has actually been under lockdown considering that March 25 to suppress the spread of the unique coronavirus, which has actually contaminated more than 74,200 people and eliminated around 2,400 people in the nation till now. All arranged industrial traveler flights have actually been suspended for the lockdown duration.
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First Released: 13 May 2020, 06: 01: 05 PM