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https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/14/eight-planes-put-lockdown-heathrow-coronavirus-fears-12241391/

 

Eight planes put on lockdown at Heathrow over coronavirus fears James HockadayFriday 14 Feb 2020 2:29 pm Share this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messenger 16.6k SHARES Eight planes were believed to have been put on lockdown at Britain's busiest airport this morning (Picture: Any West/Hotwire PR/REX) Eight planes at Heathrow Airport were grounded this morning after passengers complained of coronavirus symptoms. Passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco were told to stay put after landing because someone on board may have caught the deadly flu-like disease. The captain reportedly warned they could be stuck on the tarmac for some time as the alarm had been raised on 'seven other planes'. A British Airways flight from Kuala Lumpur was understood to have been held up for two hours after staff became concerned a Malaysian family 'of around eight'  could be carrying the bug. 00:16 / 00:30 TOP ARTICLES 1/5 READ MORE Accused crossbow killer lied to police over whereabouts 'to cover up gay affair' Andy West, from Henley-on-Thames, says his 'mind started to race' when he heard the announcement But airport authorities dispute the length of the delay and say only one customer was suspected of being infected. Public Health England and Heathrow officials have refused to release any details about this morning's incident, which would have involved hundreds of passengers. But United Airlines have confirmed someone had 'become unwell' on board Flight 901 from San Francisco. One traveller said travellers had been asked to fill in a form before workers in hazmat suits came to clean the vehicle. Andy West, from Henley-on-Thames, said staff led a passenger to the back of the aircraft and waited for health officials to arrive. The traveller said everyone else was allowed to leave about half-an-hour later. He told MailOnline: 'We were told to stay sat until authorities came on board, and he [the captain] said that seven other flights had landed and had a similar situation. 'I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried, my mind started to race.' Passengers aboard the United Airlines flight say a traveller was taken to the back of the plane (Picture: Any West/Hotwire PR) The chief development officer for a PR agency said cabin crew were not wearing any masks or protective clothing when dealing with the passenger. In a statement 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 onboard. 'The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority and we continue to work closely with local authorities. 'It is not clear what happened to the passenger who became unwell, nor where they had travelled from.' There have now been 15 cases of coronavirus in the US, where the government has banned all travellers who have been to China over the past two weeks. No cases have been recorded in San Francisco but six people were diagnosed in California – two in nearby San Jose. Scientists are working round-the-clock in Wuhan, China – the epicentre of the outbreak (Picture: REX) Nine people in the UK have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus, named this week as Covid-19 by the World Health Organisation. The disease has now infected more than 64,000 people across the world and has killed more than 1,300 people – mostly in the outbreak's epicentre of Wuhan, China. Fears are mounting over the bug quickly spreading through London after it was revealed a Chinese national diagnosed in the capital had taken an Uber to a hospital in Lewisham. A previous UK coronavirus patient was one of 250 delegates at the UK Bus Summit at the QEII centre in Westminster on February 6.

 

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10/15/13
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Rip

2 days ago
11/21/15
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Any of you with upcoming flights may want to reconsider just how important they are.

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Quarantine off shore. For fuck's sake. We have islands on this planet.

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Quarantine off shore. For fuck's sake. We have islands on this planet.

England's an island, bro

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Fuck this piece is shit app

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Altofsky -

Quarantine off shore. For fuck's sake. We have islands on this planet.

England's an island, bro

This. Lol. 

Blow up the Chunnel. 

2 days ago
11/5/19
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I was in this airport twice in the last 2 weeks, and Gatwick in London, and Dublin, and Boston, and Minneapolis

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5/18/06
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Altofsky -

Quarantine off shore. For fuck's sake. We have islands on this planet.

England's an island, bro

No, Britain is an island.  England is one part of it, along with Scotland and Wales. 

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Thanks for providing a clear visual of what a plane landing looks like. I was losing track of what OP was trying to explain for a minute.

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Quarantine off shore. For fuck's sake. We have islands on this planet.

England's an island, bro

No, Britain is an island.  England is one part of it, along with Scotland and Wales. 

Pfft

Dont Scots and the Welsh count as only a 1/3 of a person anyway?

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Only on intelligence tests!

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I want to hear more about this:

" Accused crossbow killer lied to police over whereabouts 'to cover up gay affair' "

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Going to rewatch doomsday 

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Al Cappucino -

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Thanks for providing a clear visual of what a plane landing looks like. I was losing track of what OP was trying to explain for a minute.

 

I do believe the joke was the zombie army slowly swarming the plane.

 

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oranos - 
Al Cappucino -

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Thanks for providing a clear visual of what a plane landing looks like. I was losing track of what OP was trying to explain for a minute.

 

I do believe the joke was the zombie army slowly swarming the plane.

 

Ahh yes. Now I remember that movie. It's the one where the guy survives a plane crash and everyone else onboard dies. Very realistic movie.

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4/6/19
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death plane

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1/1/01
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Imagine being stuck on one of those planes.  Damn. There is no doubt you've been exposed to it if someone else on the plane has it.  At least its in the UK so they won't get billed for the healthcare. 

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1/1/01
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If the spread became prevelant enough to shut down air travel, the economy would spiral down very quickly.

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I'd love to put a hammer to her skull.

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If the spread became prevelant enough to shut down air travel, the economy would spiral down very quickly.

this is the crazy part... multiple flights per day still between China and so many places... 

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Imagine being stuck on one of those planes.  Damn. There is no doubt you've been exposed to it if someone else on the plane has it.  At least its in the UK so they won't get billed for the healthcare. 

Too bad everyone there will have to wait 4 months to see a doctor.