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Fijian Man Who died On repatriation Flight From India Had An Asthma Attack

His body was evacuated when the plane was in transit in Indonesia and the process was done thoroughly under the health measures with intensive coordination with the airport’s health authority.
04 Jul 2020 13:45
Fijian Man Who died On repatriation Flight From India Had An Asthma Attack
The Garuda Indonesia plane at the Nadi International Airport.

The 43-year-old Sigatoka businessman who passed away on Tuesday in a repatriation flight from India was tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding the flight from New Delhi.

An interview by an Indonesian magazine with Garuda Indonesia chief executive officer Irfan Setiaputra stated that the deceased, Mohammed Rashid, had been subjected to the swab Polymerase Chain Reaction test.

He said Mr Rashid died after an asthma attack and received first aid and oxygen from the cabin crew.

His body was evacuated when the plane was in transit in Indonesia and the process was done thoroughly under the health measures with intensive coordination with the airport’s health authority.

Mr Setiaputra said the company did all the necessary procedures for the handling of dead passengers onboard under the applicable regulations and the cabin was disinfected.

According to him, all cabin crew were also subjected to the swab tests which came out negative. The Garuda flight left Fiji yesterday for a repatriation flight to India.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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