Delhi govt files FIR against 4 airlines including IndiGo for not checking RT-PCR reports of Maharashtra travellers

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has registered an FIR against four airlines — Indigo, Vistara, Spice Jet, and Air Asia — for not checking properly the RT-PCR negative reports of those coming from Maharashtra and flouting Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) rules, ANI reported.

The cases have been lodged against the four airlines under the Disaster Management Act.

The DDMA has also issued guidelines making it mandatory for people travelling by air from Maharashtra to produce a negative RT-PCR report of a test done not more than 72 hours before arrival.

As per DDMA rules, those failing to produce a COVID-19 negative report would have to quarantine themselves for 14 days.

The Delhi government has also registered FIRs against two private hospitals for giving “false” information on the availability of beds.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has warned all hospitals with strict action if they are caught giving wrong information about bed availability or turning away COVID-19 patients despite having beds available.