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Passenger on easyJet Gatwick flight tests positive for Coronavirus

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FIFTEEN people have gone into self-isolation after an easyJet passenger tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Covid-19 arrival testing station at the Airport (28774576)

The individual was on last Friday's[3JUL] service from Gatwick – the second commercial flight to arrive into Jersey on the day that borders reopened.

In a statement, spokesperson for the government, said: 'A passenger arriving from Gatwick on Friday evening has tested postive for Covid-19. The passenger was asymptomatic and is isolating at a private residence.

'Contact tracing has already taken place for the 15 passengers seated in the adjoining rows and they are self-isolating in private residences.'

A total of 72 passengers were on the flight which landed at 7.41pm. It took 35 minutes for passengers opting in to Covid-19 testing to pass through the Airport's dedicated arrival test centre.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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