Coronavirus patient blocked from boarding Florida-bound plane in Maine – New York Post

A person who checked positive for the coronavirus recently attempted to board a Florida-bound airplane at an airport in Maine on Sunday– however was stopped from getting on the flight by public health officials.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated Monday they connected with the individual at Portland International Jetport and convinced them to stay off the flight.
“Maine CDC staff interacted with the individual with COVID-19, who subsequently chose not to board the aircraft,” they stated in a statement.
Another individual taking a trip with the coronavirus patient boarded the aircraft, but was later on eliminated, the company said.
The individual who tested positive went back into seclusion, as did the person traveling with them, but its uncertain if they contracted the virus.
Maine CDC cautioned workers and travelers who were at the airport between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday that they might have been exposed to coronavirus.
Scientists have found that flying with coronavirus might lead to clusters of the bug.
A new study in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases discovered that a single sickened airline guest spread coronavirus to 15 others aboard in a March flight from London to Vietnam.

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