COVID-19 optimistic Kerala crash sufferer battled an infection earlier too

Dubai, August 10

One of the victims of Friday’s Dubai-Kozhikode flight, who was declared optimistic for COVID-19 after his demise, was contaminated by the coronavirus earlier too whereas within the UAE and examined adverse earlier than flying to India, in keeping with a media report.

Sudheer Variyath, 45, succumbed to his accidents a few hours after the Air India Express airplane crash on Friday in Kozhikode, the Gulf News reported.

Sudheer was the final individual to be declared useless after the crash. He examined optimistic for COVID-19 within the check carried out 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 yr. Instead, the cremation was finished within the public crematorium in Kozhikode district.

Prashob Tharammal Keeri, certainly 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 mentioned 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) check, which is taken into account probably the most correct check 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 mentioned.

“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,” mentioned Prashob. 

Praveen Kumar, a social employee volunteering for the Indian Consulate in Dubai, mentioned he was the one who helped Sudheer and his flatmates to be remoted once they examined optimistic 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 mentioned.

The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 folks, 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 under and broke into two, killing 18 folks, together with the pilots. PTI


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