Woman Quarantined in Airplane Bathroom for Hours After Testing Positive Mid-Flight

Melaku Gebermariam uses an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect the inside of a Delta Airplane between flights on July 22, at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. U.S. airlines have scrambled to reassure travelers that planes are safe. They require passengers to wear face masks and are cleaning cabins more thoroughly, even spraying seats with anti-microbial mist. (AP Photo/Nathan Ellgren)

After a woman tested positive for Covid-19 midflight, the bathroom became her seat for the next few hours.
Marisa Fotieo was on an Iceland Air flight from Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland, en route to her final destination of Switzerland with her brother and father.
Before the flight, Fotieo told CNN she took two PCR tests and about five rapid tests, all of which came back negative. But about an hour and a half into the flight, Fotieo started to feel a sore throat.
“The wheels started turning in my brain and I thought, ‘OK, I’m going to just go take a test.’ It was going to make me feel better,” Fotieo told CNN. “Immediately, it came back positive.”

A flight attendant attempted to rearrange seats so Fotieo could be seated in a spot alone, but the flight was full.

“When she came back and told me she couldn’t find enough seating, I opted to stay in the bathroom because I did not want to be around others on the flight,” Fotieo said.

A flight attendant brought her food and drinks while she isolated in the bathroom.

“It was a crazy experience. There were 150 people on the flight and my biggest fear was giving [coronavirus] to them,” explained Fotieo.

“She’s a vanishing breed isn’t she. Five hours in the restroom on an Iceland Air flight because you don’t want to infect anyone else, impressive.” Said KGO 810 host Mark Thompson while discussing the story.

Mark Thompson share details of the shocking tale and more unbelievable experiences in “Stories From The Sky” below.

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