The passengers while travelling in the Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express got a shock of their life on Sunday after they overheard a man saying that he had tested positive for the corona virus. According to reports, the 48-year-old man received a text message that his coronavirus report had come out positive and he quickly informed COVID control room of the same.
The passenger, who works at a battery-making factory in Noida, boarded the train from Ghaziabad on Sunday afternoon even as he had given his sample for COVID-19 testing, Haridwar GRP Station House Officer (SHO) Anuj Singh said.
The man, native of Shyampur in Uttarakhand’s Rishikesh town was taken to the Mela Hospital in Haridwar and was admitted in the isolation ward. More than 20 passengers of the train have also been quarantined. The Railways has asked authorities in Ghaziabad as to how a person whose COVID-19 test report was awaited was allowed to board a train.