United flight 900 now flying again to SFO

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A United Airways flight from San Francisco to London was held at Heathrow airport Friday morning after an individual was suspected of getting coronavirus.

Flight 901 was certainly one of eight planes on maintain at the airport, based on the Each day Mail. A passenger on board instructed the information website that airline workers took a passenger to the again of the aircraft and waited for well being officers to reach.

He stated the sick particular person was stored behind and their baggage separated from everybody else’s, after passengers have been allowed to disembark after 30 minutes of ready on the aircraft.

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When requested to verify the incident, United Airways supplied this assertion: “The protection of our clients and staff is our high precedence and we’re working carefully with Public Well being England relating to this particular person case. Our crews are educated and prepared to answer anybody on board the plane who might turn out to be unwell in flight and we proceed to observe further precautions really useful by the Public Well being England. The plane has undergone a deep clear, which incorporates cleansing all floor areas and overhead bins.”

A spokesperson confirmed that the plane in query, and Boeing 777, is now flying again to SFO as United 900.

The airline has suspended all flights from Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai and Hong Kong till April 24.

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There at the moment are 15 confirmed circumstances of coronavirus within the U.S., with eight in California.

SFGATE senior journey correspondent Chris McGinnis contributed to this story. 

Tessa McLean is a digital editor with SFGATE. Electronic mail her at tessa.mclean@sfgate.com or observe her on Twitter @mcleantessa.