A West Bengal man who travelled from Delhi to Kolkata via Guwahati was carrying his COVID-19 positive report in his pocket.
Since West Bengal has barred all flights coming in from Delhi, the man flew to Guwahati and took a flight to West Bengal from Guwahati.
On his arrival in Kolkata airport, the man insisted on being sent to a quarantine centre.
As the officials did not agree as he did not have any symptoms, he produced the COVID-19 report and said, ‘See, this is my COVID-19 result report.”
On arrival, his temperature was checked.
It was normal.
But he insisted that he had a cough and so he must be sent to a quarantine centre.
The officials checked his temperature again.
It was normal again, reports said.
Then the man produced the result of his COVID-19 test in which he tested positive.
Officials have been pressed into contact tracing as he travelled in two flights to reach Kolkata from Delhi.
According to reports, he is a resident of North 24 Parganas.
The incident has brought to light the lacuna in all COVID-19 surveillance in airports, mobile applications etc.