Seven people on the flight were confirmed to have the Covid-19 virus.
TUI flight self isolate: The flight was run by a TUI operator, and was surrounded at Cardiff airport and every passenger was tested and ordered to self-isolate at home.
Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the outbreak response at Public Health Wales, stated. “Cardiff and Vale Test Trace Protect and Public Health Wales have identified at least seven confirmed cases of Covid-19. From three different parties who were infectious on TUI flight 6215 from Zante to Cardiff on 25 August.”
“As a result we are advising that all passengers on this flight are considered close contacts and must self-isolate.”
“These passengers will be contacted shortly. Meanwhile, they must self-isolate at home as they may become infectious even without developing symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should book a test without delay.”
Dr Shankar also said that investigations by Public Health Wales “have indicated that a lack of social distancing, in particular by a minority of the 20 to 30-year age group. This has resulted in the spread of the virus to other groups of people.”
“I would make a direct appeal to young people to remember that even if they feel that they would not be badly affected by Covid-19 if they were to test positive for it, if they were to pass it on to older or more vulnerable family members, friends or colleagues it could be extremely serious, even fatal.”
Public Health Wales said that the cases are from three different infectious parties. All of whom were on board TUI flight 6215 from Zante to the Welsh capital on August 25th.
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