Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Goa airport authorities on Thursday denied rumours about a flight-full of patients infected with coronavirus from Iran landing in the coastal state.

The clarification on the Dabolim International Airport’s official Twitter handle comes in the wake of social media reports regarding the flight.

“It has come to notice that in a news item, claim is made of an aircraft bringing the COVID-19 patients from Iran to Goa. It’s categorically said that no such flight plan or scheduled slot allocation has been approved by this office,” the tweet read.

Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said: “The South Goa Collector has categorically told me that there are no plans of any such flight landing in Goa. I appeal to the residents of Vasco and surrounding areas not to panic. Let us all take precautions.”

–IANS

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