Eight planes locked down at Heathrow Airport over coronavirus fears

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Eight planes have been locked down at the Heathrow Airpor, in London Friday morning because of coronavirus fears.

This happened after passengers complained they were suffering from symptoms.

Passengers on United Airlines Flight 901 from San Francisco were told by the captain to stay put after landing because someone on board might be infected, The Daily Mail reported.

A passenger on the plane told the news outlet that the captain said they might not move for a while because “seven other planes” had suspected cases as well.

Further details involving the other aircraft are unknown.

Heathrow Airport declined to comment but is believed to be running as normal with all runways open, the Mail reports.