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Plane quarantined at Heathrow Airport over coronavirus fears

by LLB Reporter
14th Feb 20 11:34 am

A United Airlines plane travelling from San Francisco to Heathrow Airport has been quarantined as a passenger is suspected of having coronavirus.

Flight 901 was held at Terminal 2 this morning and the Captain announced no one is allowed to leave and the passenger was taken to the back of the plane.

A person wrote on Twitter, “United flight 901 from San Francisco being held on apron at Heathrow with a suspected case of coronavirus onboard.

“We’re being held on the plane as there are seven other flights with suspected cases on board.”

Another passenger tweeted, “Just landed at Heathrow T2 and captain has announced that someone on the plane has suspected #coronavirus. No one allowed to leave the plane!

“Waiting for doctor confirmation expected either way. Person isolated at the back of the plane.”

A statement from United Airlines said, “Our team at London Heathrow Airport is providing assistance related to United flight 901 [San Francisco-London Heathrow] today, following reports of an individual becoming unwell on board.

“The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority and we continue to work closely with local authorities.”

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