(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Cha Byung-seop = An American passenger was quarantined for the remaining three hours in the cabin after a self-administered new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) test while boarding a flight became a hot topic.
According to CNN on the 31st (local time), early childhood teacher Marisa Portieo boarded an international flight from Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland on the 19th. It was on my way to Switzerland via Iceland with my family.
Fortieo has tested negative for COVID-19 several times before boarding the airliner.
However, about an hour and a half after takeoff, I felt a sore throat, so I took the test kit I was carrying and tested it in the cabin’s bathroom.
The result was positive.
Although he had completed the booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, Potieo explained that he continued to test because he often had contact with people who were not vaccinated.
The flight attendants looked for alternative seats for him, but the plane was full at the time, and Portieo decided to stay in the bathroom for the remaining three hours of the flight.
A ‘discontinued’ sign was posted on the front of the toilet door, and the flight attendants provided meals and drinks.
Potieo took a video while in the bathroom and uploaded it to the sharing platform ‘TikTok’, and the video became a topic of discussion, recording 4.3 million views by the afternoon of the previous day.
Immediately after arriving in Iceland, he was taken to a hospital and quarantined for up to 30 days, during which time he shared his situation on TikTok. After completing the quarantine, he is expected to travel to Iceland with his family and return to the United States on the 1st of next month.
“I was lucky not to be in the cabin with my 70-year-old father and other passengers,” Portieo told CNN.
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