Southwest Airlines Flight Met by Medical Personnel in Coronavirus Scare

By Anna Breuer on 27 January 2020
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An arriving Southwest Airlines flight in Baltimore was met by medical personnel out of fears that a passenger on board the plane might be infected with the coronavirus.

Southwest Flight 2889 departed McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas at 6:11 a.m. local time and landed at BaltimoreWashington International Thurgood Marshall Airport at 2:01 p.m.

The passenger in question had recently traveled to the United States from Beijing.  Health department personnel determined that, while the passenger had flu-like symptoms, he did not have the coronavirus, however, officials at the Maryland Health Department said.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of the recent concerns of the coronavirus, our Crew followed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control for responding to concerns to ensure the Customer, and those traveling with them, receive the assistance or support they may need,” a spokesperson with Southwest Airlines said Saturday evening.

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