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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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First Covid-19 now Crawley’s MP has to shutdown parliamentary system as malware virus strikes

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If it wasn’t hard enough working during the coronavirsu shutdown, now another virus has struck causing even more problems.

A malware virus has struck the office of Crawley’s MP Henry Smith.

The issue has meant that his office has had to shudown their parliamentary systems.


Mr Smith and his colleagues are confident that they are still able to respond to emails from residents albeit with some delay.

But delays in bringing the system back online could be hampered by the Easter Holidays. An insider insinuated that they hoped the system would be sorted by Good Friday but it was going to be hard work due to the lockdown.

Commenting on the situation Mr Smith said:

“Ironically my parliamentary system has had to be shut down due to a malware virus. As you will appreciate during this CV19 period I’m handling hundreds of cases in remote circumstances already. This just got more challenging, so please factor in if contacting me for assistance.”

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