Srinagar, March 18:

Eighty-one passengers of an Air India Leh-Srinagar flight were quarantined on their arrival here on Wednesday, officials said.

The flight was then diverted back to Leh where it dropped the remaining 25 passengers, they said.

“A Srinagar-bound Air India flight was returned this morning. Eighty-one passengers have been quarantined in Srinagar, while 25 were de-boarded in Leh,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said.

The officer said all passengers arriving from Leh at Srinagar airport will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.