1. Emirates claims ten passengers were removed from a quarantined flight at New York’s JFK despite reports that a HUNDRED fell ill onboard
Emirates airline has claimed that ten passengers have been removed from a quarantined flight at the John F. Kennedy International Airport despite numerous reports of 100 passengers falling ill.
The double decker A380 aircraft, which was traveling from Dubai to New York City, landed at the Queens airport Wednesday morning shortly after 9am.
Initial reports said up to 100 passengers fell ill, but a statement from Emirates put that number at just 10.
2. FRANCE: Passengers Set Free Following Quarantine at French Airport
SPUTNIK – A passenger plane had been quarantined in an airport in Perpignan, France, on suspicion of a cholera infection on board.
The plane with 141 people onboard, including five children, had been blocked since 1:50 p.m. local time after it had arrived from Algeria.
According to preliminary data, upon arrival, a crew member signaled that one of the passengers, reportedly a child, was ill. The authorities immediately took the child and his mother into the airport for treatment. The other passengers were asked to disinfect their hands.
Cholera is a highly contagious infection that can be transferred by contact with contaminated food or water.