Eliot Kleinberg Published 10:48 a.m. ET March 12, 2020 CLOSE The coronavirus is now characterized as a pandemic as the WHO director general announces more than 100,000 cases in over 100 countries. USA TODAYWEST PALM BEACH — A JetBlue plane and a concourse at Palm Beach International Airport were being scrubbed down Thursday morning after a flight from New York landed Wednesday night carrying a passenger who’d been infected with coronavirus, the airport confirmed.“The airport is safe. The airport is clean. There’s no interruption to operations,” airport spokeswoman Lacy Larson told The Palm Beach Post on Thursday morning.The passenger, whom Larson knew only as an adult, had tested positive for coronavirus before getting on JetBlue 253, a nonstop flight from JFK International Airport, she said.She said both Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue and officials of the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County met the plane when it arrived on time at 8:37 p.m.County health officials followed all guidelines “for a COVID-19 positive patient,” Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue said overnight.More: ‘We’ll get you out’: Travelers race to get home, prices soar after Europe coronavirus travel banLarson said JetBlue bypassed its usual gate at Concourse C and went instead to Concourse A, currently


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