It has been a month full of all manner of bad news and with the emergence of the deadly Corona virus, everyone is taking caution. On wednesday 5th February, passengers aboard a China Southern Airlines plane were quarantined for close to nine hours over the Corona virus scare.
After landing at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, the passengers were not allowed to disembark.
The flight landed at 7.45am but passengers were not allowed to disembark for close to nine hours.
The aircraft was moved from Terminal 18, where passengers were scheduled to disembark to Terminal 2.
When they finally disembarked, health officials were at the scene in order to take all the passengers through the necessary screening.
It is reported that 10 people were isolated for further check up over the Corona virus.
However, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) denied the claims dismissing them as “social media stuff”.
KAA stated that all passengers on the said flight had been screened and released and that the airline had not reported any issue.
The Chinese Embassy in Nairobi said that all passengers arriving Jomo Kenyatta Airport on China Southern Airlines were screened and cleared and any suspected cases will be rushed to the nearest health facilities using ambulances.