New Delhi: A total of 22 officials who were involved in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport following the plane crash in Kerala last week have tested positive for coronavirus. District Collector K.Gopalakrishnan, his deputy and 20 other of his staff in the collectorate turned COVID-19 positive on Friday.
Notably, they have been under observation for the highly contagious disease since the rescue operations were completed last Friday.
Speaking to a portal, Malappuram medical officer said that the top officials were quarantined after the rescue operations ended. “Most of them were on location”, he added.