Concerns after passengers on flight to Dublin weren't quarantined following suspected Covid-19 case onboard
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Concerns after passengers on flight to Dublin weren't quarantined following suspected Covid-19 case onboard

MAJOR CONCERNS have been raised after it was revealed that passengers and crew aboard a flight into Dublin Airport weren't put into quarantine in light of a potential case of coronavirus.

A passenger on board the flight, which was travelling from Kiev, Ukraine into Dublin on Sunday, told cabin crew that they were suffering from potential coronavirus symptoms.

Despite this, none of the passengers, nor any of the crew, were told to be quarantined.

The passenger showing Covid-19 symptoms was taken straight to hospital upon arrival, but everyone disembarked as normal.

Meath Independent councillor Alan Lawes says he was contacted by a member of staff at the airport, who informed him of the situation.

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Mr Lawes demanded to know why the passengers and crew weren't immediately put into quarantine.

Speaking to Dublin Live, he said: "If a passenger came to them saying he wasn't felling well, was that an hour and a half into the flight? Did the passenger use the toilet three or four times?

"Did other passengers use the toilet after? And it just seems the right thing to do would have been to put the passengers and crew in quarantine in this case.

"I haven't got an explanation off anyone why the passengers and the crew didn't go into quarantine.

"And then again we don't know where the people on that plane went. Now they'd have to be contacted to fill out those forms and tell us where they were going but that doesn't stop them infecting anyone else beyond.

"They could be going to the shops this evening, their local supermarket this evening. It just worries ma as a healthcare worker."

Anyone arriving in Ireland from countries not on the official green list will have to self-isolate for 14-days.

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As Ukraine is not on Ireland's green list, all passengers will be expected to do so.