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BREAKING: Belgian woman with coronavirus was on same flight as Brits returning from China

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY BREAKING NEWS) — A Belgian woman who tested positive for coronavirus was on the same flight that brought British passengers home from China on Sunday, reported British Daily Star.

Belgium’s health agency said the woman was one of nine Belgians on board the flight back to France, which carried passengers from 30 other countries.

Some 11 UK citizens and family members on the flight were then flown on to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Of these, 10 continued to Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral for a 14-day period of isolation, while Anthony May-Smith was taken to hospital in Oxford to be tested for potential coronavirus.

Nick Phin, National Infection Service deputy director at Public Health England, said: “Public Health England has been notified that a Belgian national who shared a flight with repatriated British Nationals has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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