BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Chaos broke out at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Wednesday after the overseas travellers were reportedly subjected to prolonged delay in screening for coronavirus. The travellers, after standing in queue for multiple hours, showed their anger against the immigration officials. Several videos of their unruly behaviour with the officials were uploaded on social media.
In the clips going viral, the enraged passengers could be heard screaming “kill us” and “shoot us”. Their fury was directed at the immigration department officials for not ensuring that the screening process is expedited.
Shoot us, they screaming.
Big Chaos at New Delhi Int’l Airport T3 this morning.
Now they are holding passports of all arriving passengers, including Indians, till all the tests are done.
Passengers, not allowed to exit, are screaming at Police to shoot and kill them. pic.twitter.com/4nzYLiv5XU
— Indur Chhugani (@IndurChhugani) March 18, 2020
The screening of all passengers has been stepped up across all airports across the nation to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The aviation officials have asked all flyers to cooperate in the screening process, aimed at containing COVID-19 transmission. Most of the coronavirus cases recorded in India so far are linked to the overseas travel history of the victim. The netizens slammed the unruly behaviour of the travellers, who refused to wait for the screening.
The number of positive coronavirus cases in India reached 151 on Weddesday.