United Airlines Holdings Inc. said it is providing information to health officials so they can reach passengers who might have been exposed to Covid-19 on a recent flight.
United Airlines flight 591 bound for Los Angeles from Orlando, Fla., was diverted to New Orleans on Monday for a medical emergency. A passenger was then transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
United on Friday couldn’t confirm whether the passenger had Covid-19, but said it had received more information indicating he did have symptoms of the disease when he traveled. The airline said it has been contacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The health and safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority,” United said.
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SOURCE: Wall Street Journal, Alison Sider