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TIA: 2 Passengers on American Airlines Plane Show No Signs of Coronavirus

Posted at 7:10 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:58:46-04

Emergency crews responded to reports of two ill patients on an American Airlines plane that arrived at the Tulsa International Airport, Friday evening, according to an official with American Airlines.

The flight from Los Angeles International Airport landed at TIA, then parked at the cargo ramp, according to a public information officer with TIA.

Officials say there was a report of two sick passengers on the flight and EMSA responded to the scene.

The two passengers were screened and EMSA found them both to be asymptomatic for COVID-19, officials said.

The plane eventually headed to the gate and the rest of the passengers disembarked, officials said. 18 people were on board the flight.

The Tulsa Health Department released a statement:

We were consulted about this and there was determined to be no risk. We are currently advising all travelers, regardless of where they came from, to monitor for symptoms and practice social distancing for 14 days upon their return home. Travelers from areas with ongoing or widespread transmission of COVID-19 should remain home for the 14 days upon their return and monitor for symptoms.

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