SpiceJet Pilot Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Hindu|March 30, 2020

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SpiceJet Pilot Tests Positive For Covid-19
DGCA suspends breathalyser checks as pilots’ body raises fears of infection spread

After a SpiceJet pilot tested positive for COVID-19, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday issued an order waiving the mandatory breathalyser test for aviation personnel to ensure that the use of the testing device does not cause the infection to spread.

According to SpiceJet, a junior pilot went under self-quarantine after his last flight on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi and tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. The airline has now asked all staff who came into contact with the pilot to undertake self-quarantine for 14 days. The airline also said the pilot did not operate any international flight in March.


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March 30, 2020