07 February 2020, Friday 15:00:51

Coronavirus alarm at airport!

A Chinese woman was taken ill at Copenhagen Airport on Friday morning, raising fears she may be infected with new coronavirus.

A Chinese woman was taken ill at Copenhagen Airport on Friday morning, raising fears she may be infected with new coronavirus.

Copenhagen Airport press officer Kenni Leth said that the woman was taken from the airport by ambulance after arriving from China via Helsinki at 7:40am on Friday.

Following arrival, the woman contacting airport staff after feeling unwell. She was found to have influenza-like symptoms, raising concerns that she could have contracted coronavirus.

“Given that the passenger contacted airport staff with influenza-like symptoms we, in accordance with procedures agreed with authorities, contacted emergency services and the passenger was picked up by ambulance,” Leth said.

A section of the arrivals area in Terminal 3, where the woman contacted staff, was subsequently closed off, according to the reports. The area is now being sanitized in accordance with procedure.

“You can still easily go to Terminal 3 and use most of the terminal. It is not affecting airport traffic,” Leth said.

Authorities at airports across the world are currently applying extra caution in cases of sickness in Chinese passengers, given the risk of international spread of coronavirus.

By Friday morning, the number of confirmed infections had reached 35,515, with 638 fatalities from new coronavirus. The vast majority of infected people are in China, but the virus has spread to several countries in Asia. Infected patients have been hospitalized in several European countries including Germany, France and Sweden.

Coronavirus alarm at airport!

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