Air France analyzes flight that moved to first infected coronavirus in Brazil


RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – The airline Air France confirmed that it took Brazil to the patient who became the first case of coronavirus in the country and in Latin America, and now investigates the details of the protocols followed on that flight, media reported local.

According to information from the company collected by the newspaper O Globo, the passenger “embarked on flight AF 454 that left the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris at 23.20 local time on Thursday, February 20 and arrived at the Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo at next day, at 7.20 local time. ”
The company has already been contacted by the state National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) to offer detailed flight information.
In addition, Anvisa and the Federal Police contacted passengers who were sitting in the seats closest to the patient to start being monitored from now on.

The man infected with coronavirus was in the region of Lombardy (northern Italy) since February 9 for a work trip, just in the weeks in which the virus spread more rapidly in the country.

After confirmation of the case, the patient remains in isolation at home and is in good condition, according to Brazilian health authorities.
In addition to this confirmed case, Brazil has 20 cases classified as suspects, the majority (11) in the state of Sao Paulo.
The Government of the state of Sao Paulo announced on Wednesday the creation of an emergency committee that will coordinate the action before the appearance of new cases.

Internationally, the coronavirus virus has already infected more than 81,200 people and caused more than 2,700 deaths, mostly in mainland China.


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