The Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Sunday file an FIR against 4 airlines for not checking the negative Covid-19 (RT-PCR) test report of passengers coming from Maharashtra to Delhi.
The order has reportedly been issued by the Delhi Govt for taking action against Indigo, Vistara, SpiceJet, and AirAsia India.
#Delhi Govt files FIR against four airlines for not checking negative RT-PCR report from each passenger coming from #Maharashtra.— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) April 18, 2021
Earlier, govt has also filed FIR against two private hospitals for showing inaccurate data regarding beds on #Corona app.
As per the FIR filed by the Delhi Govt, the proceedings will be held under the Disaster Management Act (DDMA), 2005.
The DDMA has issued guidelines making it mandatory for people traveling by air from Maharashtra to produce a negative RT-PCR report of a test done not more than 72 hours before arrival.
As per DDMA rules, those failing to produce a COVID-19 negative report would have to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
The official Twitter account of the Aam Aadmi Party has also shared an update related to the matter of Delhi Govt’s FIR against 4 airlines.
- Airlines did not check each passenger from Maharashtra for a negative RT-PCR report
- Earlier, FIR was lodged against 2 Private Hospitals for misinformation on beds
- FIR lodged under the DDMA act
The decision comes at a time when COVID-19 cases in Delhi are increasing exponentially.