At least 30 people tested COVID-19 positive on an Air India flight that landed in Rome last Wednesday, reported PTI. The fliers tested positive on arrival, and included at least two crew members.

Reportedly, all 242 of the passengers, including those who tested positive, have been put under quarantine by the Italian government.

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Last Thursday, hours before the landing of the Amritsar-Rome flight, the Italian government issued an order, stating that all passengers arriving from India would be put under quarantine for 10 days at a site decided by its officials.

India is struggling with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as hospitals in several states are reeling under a severe shortage of drugs, oxygen and beds.

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The number of daily COVID-19 cases in the country showed a slight dip on Monday, with 3,68,147 new infections being reported in 24 hours. The total caseload of the country stands at 1,99,25,604, according to the health ministry.

The death toll due to the viral disease has climbed to 2,18,959 with 3,417 more fatalities, it stated.