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Person with coronavirus-like symptoms lands at Austin's airport

A spokesperson said the person will be screened by medical officials.

AUSTIN, Texas — A passenger on a plane that landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday will be screened after experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms.

In a statement to KVUE, a spokesperson with HSEM said the airport “has processes in place to receive planes that report a passenger exhibiting signs of a highly contagious disease.”

“Per the AUS Communicable Disease Plan, passengers on an incoming flight with a possible patient are briefed by medical officials before exiting the aircraft,” the spokesperson said. “Health officials screen the possible patient away from the terminal. From there, AUS supports our local, state and federal partners on proper protocols. These could include additional screening of or communication with passengers.”

The flight was reportedly landing from London around 6:30 p.m.

No further information is available.


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