• 3/15/2020 2:00 AM
  • Niva

JetBlue passenger tested positive for coronavirus, notifies crew after taking a flight

Coronavirus and safety measures against it are a hot topic for the last few weeks, but self discipline seems to be the biggest problem people are struggling with. It’s not a perfect time to board a plane. Especially if you’re awaiting coronavirus test results.

Wednesday evening, a passenger of an american airline, JetBlue, boarded a plane at John F Kennedy International Airport and arrived at West Palm Beach. He didn’t even consider to mention to anyone that he’s awaiting coronavirus test results, and simply went to the airport, passed gates, security checkpoints, check-in counters and kiosks, used elevators and restrooms just to finally board his plane.

He was notified of test results just seconds after he switched on his phone in Florida. At this point he decided to inform the flight service about whole situation.

Services were called immediately and said man was isolated. The airports began a process of checking security cameras footage to identify all possibly contaminated areas. It was necessary to close one of the halls of PBI airport for desinfection.

“Last night’s event put our crewmembers, customers, and federal and local officials in an unsettling situation that could have easily been avoided, and as such, this customer will not be permitted to fly on JetBlue in the future,” the airline said in a statement quoted by CNN.

All health guidelines were followed for the patient and passengers aboard the flight were assessed. Passengers in the vicinity of the positive patient were advised of monitoring procedures. The rest of the passengers were released to go home and given directions … to call the health department with any medical concerns,” said Capt. Albert Borroto of Palm Beach Fire and Rescue.

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