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Over 300 passengers flee Silchar airport to avoid Covid testing after creating ruckus

Apr 22, 2021 15:53 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Over 300 passengers, who landed at the Silchar airport on Wednesday, created ruckus and fled the facility to escape mandatory Covid-19 testing being conducted by Assam govt authorities. Officials said that criminal action will be initiated against them.

A total of 690 passengers arrived at the airport from various parts of the country aboard six aircraft. He said they were supposed to undergo swab tests at the airport. Around 300 people created chaos, mainly over payment of ₹500 for the tests.

The Assam government has made it mandatory for all air passengers arriving in the state to undergo free Rapid Antigen Test followed by an RT-PCR test for ₹500 even if the report of the RAT comes negative.

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