As many as 125 passengers of a flight from Italy have tested positive in Amritsar in Punjab.
The passengers tested positive after they arrived in Amritsar, VK Seth, Airport Director, said.
There were 179 passengers on the Italy-Amritsar flight.
There has been a huge spurt in Covid cases across the country.
The country today reported over 90,000 new cases — a steep 65 per cent jump – with a surge in Omicron cases. Punjab has reported two Omicron cases so far.
Chaotic visuals from the Amritsar airport showed a large number of passengers waiting to leave and policemen trying to control the crowd. Many of the passengers questioned why they tested positive after Covid negative results in Italy.
The passengers will be quarantined, said officials. It is not clear if that means home isolation or institutional quarantine.