Health min favours testing air travellers for antibodies

As domestic flights are set to resume on Monday, health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday that he was strongly in favour of antibody testing of all air passengers arriving in Goa. The state has written to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for clarity on the issue. “If no testing is done, asymptomatic patients will pass through and ultimately lead to community transmission, which is very dangerous,” Rane said.