UK passengers undergo re-test on arrival at Amritsar airport, kin protest

Kin of passengers, who came from a flight from London, protested outside Amritsar airport on Dec 22. People waited outside airport for hours to receive their relatives. "Authorities are asking passengers to undergo COVID-19 testing even if they were tested just before boarding the flight. They should be allowed to go home," a person said. "A total of 242 passengers have arrived on board this special flight. They need to undergo RT-PCT test which may take 6-8 hours and for that, passenger need to stay at the airport," said Deepak Bhatia, SDM, Ajnala, Amritsar. A new strain of coronavirus has been found in UK. Yesterday, the government temporarily suspended all flights from UK till December 31.