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All passengers on TUI flight from Greece forced to quarantine after outbreak

A plane-load of passengers have been told they will all have to self isolate after seven people on the flight tested positive for coronavirus.

Public Health Wales say anyone who was on the TUI flight 6215 from Zante to Cardiff on August 25 must go into quarantine and get tested as quickly as possible.

There have been at least seven confirmed cases of Covid-19 from three different parties.

Young people not social distancing has been blamed for the outbreak.

Dr Giri Shankar, incident director for the outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: ‘Cardiff and Vale Test Trace Protect and Public Health Wales have identified at least seven confirmed cases of Covid-19 from three different parties who were infectious on on TUI flight 6215 from Zante to Cardiff on August 25.

‘As a result, we are advising that all passengers on this flight are considered close contacts and must self-isolate.

‘These passengers will be contacted shortly but, meanwhile, they must self-isolate at home as they may become infectious even without developing symptoms. Anyone with symptoms should book a test without delay.’

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