The diagnostic centre at the health office started work on Monday 2 March. Photos: Uwe Schaffmeister
A British national, coming from Abu Dhabi, arrived at Düsseldorf airport today, Monday 2 March. The information that he had tested positive for the Corona Virus only came during the flight. After consultation with the health office, he did not fly on to the United Kingdom, and was placed in accommodation in Düsseldorf. So far he has shown no symptoms of illness, which means that the positive test result could be incorrect. It was decided to conduct a second test, the result of which will only be available tomorrow. A decision will then be taken on what to do next. Nearly 20 passengers had been seated in his immediate vicinity in the plane. Their particulars, including a telephone number, were recorded, so that they can, if necessary, be contacted quickly. They were able to continue their journeys.
Monday, 2nd March 2020, 6.22 pm