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EasyJet confirm passenger who flew into Gatwick has since been diagnosed with coronavirus

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The airline was notified by the public health authority that a customer who flew on one of their flights into the UK has since been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

All passengers who were on the flight from Geneva are now being contacted with guidance on what to do if they experience any symptoms.

The flight was EZS8481 from Geneva to London Gatwick on the 28th January.

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EasyJet say that as the customer was not experiencing any symptoms that the risk to others on board the flight is very low.

They have also said that all of the crew who operated that flight have been advised to monitor themselves for a 14-day period since the flight in line with Public Helth England advice.

The full statement reads:

“EasyJet has been notified by the public health authority that a customer who had recently travelled on one of its flights has since been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Public Health England is contacting all passengers who were seated in the vicinity of the customer on flight EZS8481 from Geneva to London Gatwick on 28 January to provide guidance in line with procedures.

As the customer was not experiencing any symptoms, the risk to others on board the flight is very low.

We remain in contact with the public health authorities and are following their guidance.

The health and well-being of our passengers and crew is the airline’s highest priority.

All of the crew who operated have been advised to monitor themselves for a 14-day period since the flight in line with Public Health England advice. Note this happened 12 days ago and none are displaying any symptoms.”

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74-year-old local man dies after motorcycle collision in Crawley Down

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A man has been arrested after a motorcyclist sadly died in a collision in Crawley Down.

The crash involving a blue Vauxhall Astra and a red Kawasaki occurred on the B2028 Turners Hill Road, south of Crawley Down village, about 8.50pm on Thursday 25 June.

The motorcyclist – a 74-year-old local man – suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The Astra driver – a 72-year-old man from Crawley – sustained minor injuries.

He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, and remains in police custody at this stage.

Anyone who saw what happened, or anyone with dash cam footage which captured the incident or the events leading up to it, is urged to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Bavian.

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