Indian officials are investigating a private laboratory accused of faulty SARS-CoV-2 testing of passengers on two flights from Italy last week.
At least 173 passengers from Rome, and 125 travellers from Milan tested positive on arrival in Amritsar. 30 of them were tested again at the airport—but only three people tested positive the second time.
Airport officials told BBC Punjabi they have stopped using the services of the lab, SpiceHealth, for now.
SpiceHealth was hired by the Airports Authority of India on December 15 to test passengers arriving from high-risk countries as per government rules.