Entire TUI flight forced to self-isolate after seven confirmed coronavirus cases


All passengers on a TUI flight from Zante to the UK have been told to self-isolate after it was identified as the source of at least seven Covid-19 infections.

Tourists traveling from Greece to Cardiff face strict instruction after public health chiefs said seven cases were confirmed.

Arrived at Cardiff airport on August 25, Wales Online Reports.

Public Health Wales said in a statement Sunday that the cases are from three different infectious parties that were aboard TUI Flight 6215 from the island.

Everyone on the flight is now ordered to isolate themselves at home.

The plane left Zante on August 25.

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for Outbreak Response at Public Health Wales, said: ‘Cardiff and Vale Test Trace Protect and Public Health Wales have identified at least seven confirmed cases of Covid-19 from three different parties that were infectious. on TUI flight 6215 from Zante to Cardiff on August 25.

“As a result, we are reporting that all passengers on this flight are considered close contacts and should isolate themselves.

“These passengers will be contacted shortly but, in the meantime, they must self-isolate at home, as they can become infectious even without developing symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should book a test without delay.

The number of new cases registered today was the highest since June 14.
Public Health Wales has asked people to be more careful to prevent a second wave

Dr Shankar also said that Public Health Wales research “has indicated that a lack of social distancing, particularly by a minority of the 20-30 age group, has resulted in the spread of the virus to other groups. of people”.

The health expert added: “I would make a direct call to young people to remember that even if they feel that they would not be seriously affected by Covid-19 if they test positive, if they pass it on to older family, friends or colleagues. or more vulnerable could be extremely serious, even fatal ‘.

Dr. Shankar said the virus had not gone away and issued a reminder to follow safety procedures over the holiday weekend.

“It remains everyone’s responsibility to help prevent the spread of this virus, that is, by isolating themselves when asked, staying six feet from others and washing their hands regularly.

“Particularly during this holiday weekend, we are also sending a reminder to everyone of the importance of social distancing in keeping everyone safe in Wales.”


Leave your vote

24 points
Upvote Downvote

Leave a Comment

Log In

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.