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Sanitary protocol is applied at Yucatan airport per traveler with symptoms of Covid-19

MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN.-The authorities of the Mérida International Airport activated the Covid-19 protocols when a passenger with symptoms of this disease began to feel unwell on a flight from the Mexico City, this same Saturday.

This is a man identified as Raúl Roberto HA, 79 years old, who was on board a flight that was destined for Merida, and whose arrival was in the capital of the country minutes before 8 in the morning of this Saturday.

The man began to feeling bad during the flight and had difficulty breathing, so at first it was thought that it was a heart attack.

However, a doctor on that flight treated the passenger while they were in the air. The oxygen saturation was very low, so he asked the crew to request an ambulance.

Arriving in the city of Mérida, the air terminal contacted the Yucatán Public Security Secretariat (SSP) from the air, and the emergency units were already on the runway waiting when the aircraft landed.

The doctor who treated the man explained that it was not a heart attack, but symptoms of Covid-19, so the air terminal activated the corresponding protocol and the passenger was transferred encapsulated, and taken to a private clinic in Mérida on board of the ambulance of the Ministry of Public Security.

After the event the situation of the other passengers was evaluated traveling from Mexico City to Merida. The supposedly infected with Covid-19 will remain in the private hospital in Mérida, while their condition is determined on the contagion of coronavirus.


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