Passengers ‘quarantined’ over ‘infectious disease’ concerns after flight from Spain

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PASSENGERS were reportedly “quarantined” on arrival from Spain at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport yesterday amid concerns of an “infectious disease”, which turned out to be chickenpox.

A worried stricken-dad told news outlets last night, saying that members of his family were on the plane.

The man, who asked not to be named, said: “They are on a flight from Barcelona, and landed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport at about 5.30pm.

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“They told me no one is being allowed off the plane, because there’s apparently someone with an infectious disease.

“It makes you very worried – my wife has cancer and my daughter is pregnant. They are worried sick being stuck there for an hour.”

Another passenger, Joe Welsh, tweeted: “Quarantined on the plane at Liverpool airport because of a possible infectious disease”

According to reports, passengers were eventually allowed to disembark the aircraft at around 7pm.

An airport spokesperson told English media: “We had reports of a passenger on an inbound flight taken ill with chicken pox.

“This was investigated upon landing after which all other passengers were allowed to disembark as normal.”

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