Two Vistara pilots test COVID-19 positive after flight simulator training

Two Vistara pilots have tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing flight simulator training, the airline said on Saturday.

“Two of our pilots on returning to duty, unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing some flight simulator training. As part of our contact tracing efforts, we immediately placed all the direct and secondary contacts in home-quarantine,” a Vistara spokesperson said.

Pilots who were in direct contact with these two pilots were sent for RT-PCR COVID-19 test, the spokesperson said, adding, “So far, the results for some of the pilots have been found negative while others are still pending.”

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