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COVID-19: United diverts NY-Delhi flight as passenger falls ill

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A United Airlines’ flight between New York and New Delhi was diverted to London’s Heathrow airport after a passenger fell ill onboard.

The airline in a statement did not refer to coronavirus as the reason behind the ill health of the passenger.

However, the development comes at a time when global scare over the outbreak of coronavirus has reached alarming levels.

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 170 passengers and a crew of 15 was diverted to London.

According to the airline, arrangements are being made for the other passengers to complete their onward journey.

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