Italy to quarantine flight carrying 210 passengers from India

Rome, April 29

A flight from New Delhi arrived on Wednesday evening in Rome carrying 210 passengers, who will be placed in mandatory quarantine.

Officials said a new ordinance signed earlier in the day by Health Minister Roberto Speranza requires that passengers arriving from India are quarantined for 10 days at a site indicated by Italian health officials, due to concerns about the deadly spike in that country.

The passengers are being tested upon arrival and anyone testing positive will be taken instead to a Covid hotel near Rome’s main Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. The 210 passengers include children.

Officials indicated that they are primarily Indian nationals who are residents in Italy. AP

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