Dubai, August 10
One of the victims of Friday’s Dubai-Kozhikode flight, who was declared constructive for COVID-19 after his dying, was contaminated by the coronavirus earlier too whereas within the UAE and examined adverse earlier than flying to India, in accordance with a media report.
Sudheer Variyath, 45, succumbed to his accidents a few hours after the Air India Express aircraft crash on Friday in Kozhikode, the Gulf News reported.
Sudheer was the final particular person to be declared lifeless after the crash. He examined constructive for COVID-19 within the take a look at performed after the crash.
Because of this, his mortal stays couldn’t be handed over to his household for cremation in Malappuram district the place he had constructed a brand new home final 12 months. Instead, the cremation was executed within the public crematorium in Kozhikode district.
Prashob Tharammal Keeri, considered one of his flatmates in Dubai, advised Gulf News that Sudheer had contracted coronavirus in mid-April together with him and three different flatmates.
He stated Sudheer was remoted within the Al Warsan facility and recovered by May first week.
Before he took the flight to go away the UAE for good, Sudheer examined adverse for COVID-19 in an RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) take a look at, which is taken into account probably the most correct take a look at for COVID-19, Prashob was quoted as saying within the report.
“He decided to do the test again before flying because his wife had checked with health officials in Kerala about the need for it since he had the disease some months back,” his flatmate stated.
“He had carried all these documents with him. Unfortunately, there was nobody to explain all these details to the authorities. It was the driver who went to pick him up from the airport who ran around to find out in which hospital he was admitted,” stated Prashob.
Praveen Kumar, a social employee volunteering for the Indian Consulate in Dubai, stated he was the one who helped Sudheer and his flatmates to be remoted after they examined constructive in April.
“I have informed the Non Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) department in Kerala about what exactly happened and requested to give a clarification that probably he might have tested positive due to the antibodies,” he stated.
The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 individuals, together with a six-member crew, overshot the tabletop runway throughout touchdown on the Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday evening, fell right into a valley 35 toes beneath and broke into two, killing 18 individuals, together with the pilots. PTI