Sources from kolkata stated that according to Airports Authority of india officials two passengers who arrived at kolkata airport from bangkok have tested positive for the COVID-19 on Thursday. Meanwhile this takes the toll to three passengers who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kolkata. Furthermore a passenger called Himadri Barman tested positive on tuesday, and nagendra Singh tested positive on wednesday, the director of Netaji Subhash chandra bose international airport, kaushik Bhattacharjee, told a news agency. Both of them were sent to Beliaghata ID Hospital.
Bhattacharjee said "Earlier a passenger called Anita Oraon had also tested positive during thermal scanning". Perhaps already two airlines which had direct flights between kolkata and china have suspended their flights. Low cost carier indigo has temporarily suspended its flights between kolkata and Guangzhou from february 6. The airline had said in a statement "In line with the WHO guideline to contain the spread of coronavirus, indigo will be suspending its Kolkata- Guangzhou service from february 6, 2020 to february 25, 2020 and Guangzhou-Kolkata from february 7 till february 26".