A British tourist was caught trying to leave India via Dubai after testing positive for COVID-19

A British tourist was caught trying to leave India via Dubai after testing positive for COVID-19

15 Mar 2020

He was on the plane and ready for take-off when they got to him

A UK national who was tested postive for the COVID-19 coronavirus was caught just before leaving India on a flight bound for Dubai. 

The man was part of a 19-person tourist group, and was under surveillance in Munnar but left for the airport without informing officials. The tourist tested positive for the virus and was pursued by authorities. 

He was caught aboard an Emirates flight, with more than 270 passengers at Cochin Airport, who were all offloaded. 

All passengers on the plane have been sent to hospital for examination. 

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