Southwest Airlines escorts sick passenger out of the flight due to coronavirus scare

Southwest Airlines crew escorted a passenger with flu-like symptoms due to the ongoing coronavirus scar


Texas based Southwest Airlines in America is taking every possible measure to deal with the ongoing coronavirus scare across the globe. Passengers on one of the Southwest Airlines flight were seen wearing protective masks in Las Vegas. However, one of the passengers on the flight was escorted out of the flight for showing flu-like symptoms. The news was confirmed by the airlines to a leading daily stating that the passenger was taken out of the flight as a measure to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Reports say that the sick passenger who was escorted out of the flight, had recently travelled to Beijing, China. A spokesperson from Southwest Airlines confirmed that a local medical practitioner was brought on the flight 2889 after it arrived at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport from Las Vegas on January 25, 2020 after an ill customer was reported. The medical officer had met the plane when it arrived in Las Vegas and the sick passenger was then referred to a medical facility for proper evaluation. After a medical evaluation, the passenger was released.

Southwest Airlines has confirmed that the crew on the flight followed the recommendations that have been laid out by the Centres For Disease Control and Prevention. The recommendations have given instructions on how to respond to the concerns to make sure that the customer and the person travelling with them receive proper assistance and support. Due to the ongoing coronavirus scare, 14 of the American airport have posters put up by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in English and Chinese.

The posters have informed about the symptoms of the virus and help to raise awareness among the people for proper prevention. If anyone is suffering from fever, cough or having difficulty in breathing, they should immediately consult a doctor and get themselves checked. So far there is no available vaccine or treatment for coronavirus.

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