Passenger with suspected coronavirus lands at Heathrow

A man wearing a face mask walks past a coronavirus healthcare notice at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

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A passenger with suspected coronavirus was on board a flight from San Francisco which landed at Heathrow this morning.

Passengers on United Airlines Flight 901 have told Sky News the captain told them to stay in their seats after landing because someone had been “taken ill”.

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.”

There are now a total of 64,441 suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

Of these cases, 63,859 are in mainland China. There have been 1,383 deaths.

Read more via Sky News

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