New Delhi: A US plane flying from Eagle, Colorado to Newark, New Jersey was diverted to Denver’s International Airport after a passenger sneezed and coughed. According to an AFP report, some passengers became upset as someone showed signs of illness inside the plane. Amid the widespread coronavirus scare, the group of passengers suspected that the passenger might have coronavirus. The United Airlines, however, claimed that the passenger was evaluated and it was an allergic reaction. Also Read - Coronavirus: Cinema Halls in Jammu to be Closed Till March 31, Total Positive Cases Rise to 60 Across India
So what happened? Those who raised objection to travel with a passenger who was coughing got down the plane. Also Read - Coronavirus: IAF’s Globemaster Departs For Iran, Total Cases in India Climb to 47 | Top 10 Points
The plane was allowed to continue on to New Jersey after a small group of people who raised a ruckus over fears a passenger who was sneezing and coughing may be sick with the virus were taken off the flight, local media quoted officials as saying. Also Read - Two People From Pune Test Positive For Coronavirus, Total Cases Rise to 47 Across India
After China, Italy has been the worst hit by the virus. On Monday, the death toll rose to 463 from 366. The Italy government has put his entire country on lockdown, banning all travels, social gathering. According to an AFP report, the only travel allowed will be for proven work reasons, for health conditions or other cases of necessity.
South Korea confirmed 131 new COVID19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 7,513, including 54 deaths. Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak in China, reported 17 new deaths, 17 new confirmed cases on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Hubei reached 67,760, including 3,024 deaths.