A second plane-load of passengers from Zanzibar to Cardiff Asked to isolate himself.
The Welsh government announced the move after landing from the Greek holiday island on Tuesday night, as they said they were “concerned” about passengers returning to Wales from the region. Health Minister Van Gogh announced the move because he said “there have been several examples of Covid-19 positive travelers who have not self-isolated to return to Wales”.
At least 1 person tested positive for the coronavirus after flying from Zante to Cardiff Airport.
Mr Gehing said four flights had resulted in six clusters of more than 30 infections last week. Two of these flights landed in England.
Mr Gehing said: “There are concerns from our public health teams that current counseling and control measures are inadequate for returning travelers.
“Unfortunately our consultants in Infectious Disease Control have several examples of Kovid-19 positive travelers who have not been self-destructing to return to Wales. This is a real concern for all of us.”
On the same day, Mr Gatting of Wales announced that 51 more cases of the virus had been confirmed, as well as another death:
- All passengers on a flight from Jante / Jakinthos to Cardiff on Tuesday 1 September will be given a letter before leaving the airport requesting to be self-detached for 14 days due to the risk of unknowingly spreading Covid-19 to others.
- All passengers will be given a Covid-19 antigen test within 48 hours of return and will be offered a repeat test eight days after returning to the country.
Passengers from Greece will also have to self-isolate at home for 14 days after arriving in Scotland on Thursday morning, the Scottish government announced on Tuesday.
A passenger on board an infected flight in Cardiff last week said he was not surprised to see all passengers self-isolated after the initial seven positive coronavirus tests, then more than doubled.
Stephanie Whitfield of Cardiff said it was clear from the moment they set foot on the plane that many passengers were “not educated about wearing face masks” and claimed that a large number of people were allowed to walk along the isles without covering their chins and stopping.
Public Health Wales confirmed on Tuesday that there had been no further increase in cases identified on the flight. All passengers on the flight have been emailed with instructions to self-detach.
Dr Christopher Williams, director of Coronavirus Outbreak in the novel Public Health Wales, said: 6215.
“As a result, we recommend that all passengers on this flight be treated as intensive communicators and that they be self-detached.”
“All passengers are following their local TTP team and have to self-isolate at home as they can become contagious without developing symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should book an exam without delay. “
Dr. Williams added that some symptomatic passengers took the test two days after landing. He said: “We are reminding the public and business owners that the coronavirus is still circulating in the community. We all have an important role to play in preventing coronaviruses by adhering to social distance directions – which are two meters away from others and wash our hands regularly. “
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