As many as 26 volunteers who reached the Air-India Categorical airplane crash website 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 underneath medical care,” the Malappuram District Medical Officer Dr Ok Sakeena informed REDHEART.
District Collector Ok Gopalakrishnan, Superintendent of Police U Abdul Kareem and 21 officers, together with police and hearth drive personnel, additionally concerned within the rescue operations, had additionally examined constructive.
Nineteen individuals, together with the pilot andco-pilot, have been killed and a number of other injured when the flight with 190 individuals on board overshot the table-top runway and fell right into a valley and broke into items.
The children, who all keep across the airport space, had rushed to the accident website braving the heavy rains and COVID-19 fears and brought the injured to the varied 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.