Mumbai airport offers Wi-Fi, food to passengers waiting for their Coronavirus test results

Mumbai airport is offering free Wi-Fi and food to passengers waiting for their Coronavirus results

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) is now offering food and Wi-Fi for those arriving in the city and waiting for their RT-PCR test results. It’s a paid service, put in place to ease comfort of passengers waiting for their COVID test results.

The CSMIA authorities on Tuesday released a statement, mentioning that RT-PCR test results take nearly eight hours to come, for which every passenger pays INR 3900. Eight hours is a long time, therefore passengers can order food from a special menu crafted for them. Hot food and cold beverages would be served all the time on request.

Not only food but passengers can also opt for unlimited browsing for till their results arrive. In September, Mumbai airport authorities had launched the RT-PCR test facility for the arriving passengers. According to records, more than 8000 people have taken the COVID-19 test till now, including 6910 men and 1090 women.

CSMIA stated that among 8000, nearly 100 passengers have tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus current status in Mumbai

On Wednesday, the capital city of Maharashtra, recorded 1069 new positive cases. Past two weeks were quite easy in Mumbai in terms of COVID-19 spread. But after witnessing a slowdown, the recent spike has been a matter of concern. The Diwali market rush is one of the prime reasons for the new numbers of positive cases, which has now taken the overall COVID-19 positive toll to 2.66 lakh in the state and the number of deaths recorded has reached to 10,503 (in Mumbai).

On the other hand, the Bombay High Court has given a nod to two Jain Temples in Mumbai to open for devotees from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj, but rejected 100 other Jain temples pleas. These temples are allowed to remain open for five days only after following government’s pandemic guidelines.

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