CORONAVIRUS/CAL flight from London arrives, passengers tested, quarantined

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/27/2020
By: Wu Rui-chi and Lee Hsin-Yin

CNA photo Dec. 27, 2020

.Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) A China Airlines (CAL) flight from London arrived in Taiwan Sunday evening, with all 114 passengers given a COVID-19 test shortly after they arrived.

As of press time, of the five passengers and 13 crew members that had been tested, four passengers were found to have been showing symptoms, while one another has a fever and has been sent to hospital, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) deputy head Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) said, noting that none of the crew exhibited symptoms.

Flight CI 082 landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 5:36 p.m., carrying 114 passengers — 90 Taiwanese, one Chinese, 21 British and two American people.

Upon landing, the passengers were separated from other arriving passengers and taken to an airport lounge, with ground staff members fully protected by masks and protective suits, according to the CECC.    [FULL  STORY]

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