A passenger who traveled to Glasgow from a Greek island has tested positive for coronavirus.
The airline Toei said it was aware that a passenger who had traveled from Zante to Glasgow on August 23 had subsequently tested positive.
Toye said Public Health Scotland on August 26 told her about the positive case.
Passenger contact information is passed in the front two rows and two rows behind the positive status of contact tracing.
Tui also immediately contacted customers to inform them of this.
At the time of Tui TOM 1745 flight, the passenger was not showing symptoms.
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There are precautions on board to block the spread of the virus – masks must be worn, and Toei said this is in place by the flight crew.
Passengers must remain in their seats and not be able to stand in line or hang around the aisle – for example to talk to other passengers or wait in the toilets.
However, physical spacing is not enforced because the seats are not left empty.
The confirmation of the positive case on board the Zante flight to Glasgow came in the wake of news that passengers on two other TUI flights from Zante from Zante were confirmed with the virus.
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Nearly 200 passengers on the Cardiff flight began self-isolating for two weeks, after 16 passengers on the flight tested positive.
One traveler told the BBC that Toei’s trip was full of “crews” and “incompetent crews who don’t care less.” Another claimed that “there wasn’t much” observing the rules, including making sure customers wore their masks properly.
Do passengers returning from Zante need to isolate themselves?
While the four countries can make different decisions about quarantine restrictions, one measure that has been taken into consideration is the percentage of the population infected each week.
The decision to add a country to the quarantine list is generally made when 20 or more out of every 100,000 people in a country are infected over the course of seven days. But there are other factors to take into consideration.
While Greece has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks, this stabilized at a rate of 13.7.
More contact tracing tools to screen returning passengers
Passengers returning from certain countries do not have to be quarantined, but those returning from other countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
On Tuesday, the Scottish government announced that more contact tracing tools will be mobilized to support quarantine efforts.
The £ 1 million funding will pay for an additional 25 staff members who will contact passengers returning from non-quarantine locations.
Health Minister Jane Freeman said: “Connecting with people is vital to making sure that those required to quarantine for 14 days do so.”
She said the original plan was to contact about 20% of travelers, up to 450 per week.
“At the time, this was a strong sample size given the number of flights and passengers affected,” she said. But as the number of flights to Scotland increased, so did the number of passengers contacted – up to about 600 returning passengers per week.