JetBlue Permanently BANS Passenger Who Boarded Flight ‘Knowing’ He Could Have Coronavirus

JetBlue Permanently BANS Passenger Who Boarded Flight ‘Knowing’ He Could Have Coronavirus

JetBlue Permanently BANS Passenger Who Boarded Flight ‘Knowing’ He Could Have Coronavirus

Upon arrival, the passenger told the crew that he had been informed the test was positive and cleanup immediately started for the areas crossed based on security camera footage, said the port authority of NY and new jersey. The Port Authority of NY and New Jersey immediately began to clean the areas he came into contact with based on security footage, including gates, security checkpoints, check-in counters, kiosks, elevators, and restrooms, CNN reported. Soon after the incident, JetBlue issued a statement, "Last night's event put our crewmembers, customers, and federal and local officials in an unsettling situation that could have easily been avoided, and as such, this customer will not be permitted to fly on JetBlue in the future", the report added.

JetBlue has banned a passenger from flying with them after he boarded a plane knowing he was waiting for coronavirus test results which came back positive during his journey. They included gates, security checkpoints, check-in counters and kiosks, elevators and restrooms.

"He was wearing masks and gloves".

The JetBlue flight left John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY and landed at West Palm Beach in Florida as scheduled on Wednesday night.

Palm Beach International Airport said that it would be sterilizing the area where the passengers were taken off the plane, which was outside the main terminal, and the airport operated normally otherwise, according to The New York Times.

"The passengers in the vicinity of the positive patient were informed of the monitoring procedures".

Any person who is a nearby contact with this individual will be educated to self-screen and will be reached further by the Palm Beach County Health Department. "She said he had gotten a phone call with his test results right before we had taken off, implying that he had a positive test but not actually saying it", said passenger Scott Rodman.

With 114 passengers on board, the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Palm Beach International Airport was held on the tarmac for hours after landing while health authorities were called to the scene. His condition also is not known. "We're asking customers who do not feel well or are concerned they may have coronavirus to not fly until cleared to travel by a doctor or health professional."More than 128,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus globally with at least 4,720 deaths reported". JetBlue is one of many airlines that offers customers the option to change travel plans by waiving standard fares for changes and cancellations.

There are already more than 1,400 cases of the virus in the U.S. and 38 people have died.

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