– A Covid-19 infected passenger was removed from a Ryanair plane minutes before the plane launched into the air
– According to an official press release, all necessary assistance was given to the person by health officials
– The officials who removed him were suited in the mandatory PPE for frontline health workers
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Footage showing the moment a Covid-19 patient was dragged out a Ryanair flight by a health official in PPE has gone viral.
How Africa reports that the incident happened minutes before the plane took off at the London Airport on Wednesday, August 26.
The clip which was posted on Twitter by @FionnMurphy10 showed how three health officials in their protective suits approached the man.
According to Ryanair, the passenger did not spend up to 10 minutes before he was taken away from the plane.
The airplane company added that after the person’s removal, he was taken to a place where assistance was given by public health authorities.
“Since this passenger and his companion had complied fully with Ryanair health regulations, they were both wearing masks at all times at Stansted Airport and for the very short period (less than 10 mins) they were seated on the aircraft prior to departure…,” a part of their statement read.
The infected passenger also had a companion travelling with him. They both were removed from the plane before the flight.
Watch the video below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a new study published by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that coronavirus can be spread in airplanes by asymptomatic carriers.
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The study which was in the CDC Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases was carried out by scientists who were headed by Dr Sung Hwan Bae which used an evacuation flight from Milan to Seoul in March as its basis.
Before the said flight, 310 people were tested. Eleven of them that tested positive did not take the plane.
The remaining 299 were given N95 masks as staff followed anti-Covid-19 safety procedures all through the flight.
Among those 299, six passengers who were asymptomatic patients were tested positive before the beginning of the flight. When the plane landed, all the passengers were quarantined for two weeks.
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