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Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (). HEATHROW passengers have been locked in coronavirus chaos today as a Malaysian family were quarantined by staff in hazmat suits after complaining of symptoms of the deadly virus.  The British Airways flight from Kuala Lumpur was held on the tarmac for two hours as medics swooped after the plane landed at around 7am this morning. Read our coronavirus live blog for all the latest news and updates  Passengers said health workers set up a tent around the family of ‘around eight’ while evacuating others on board.  Airport sources later said only one passenger in the party was suspected of having the contagious virus.  Meanwhile, terrified United Airlines passengers were forced to wait on a separate plane after it landed from San Francisco around three hours later.  One traveller was then reportedly taken to the back of the plane by staff who weren’t wearing any protective gear or face masks. His luggage was also separated from his fellow flyers.  The other passengers were eventually allowed to leave around 25 minutes later after filling out a form asking about their recent travel history and if they had any symptoms.  They were told they would be contacted if they were suspected of having the disease, which has killed 1,384 people with 64,000 cases around the world.  Public Health England is yet to release any information about the incidents and it is not yet known if any passengers were carrying the virus.   Andy West, who told the taxi driver who took him to Henley-on-Thames what had happened, told Sky News: “I guess I will hear from Health England as and when the need arises.  “In hindsight [I was surprised by the lack of advice]. My wife is a nurse in a general practice so when she hears about this, I’m sure she’ll be quite concerned.  “More advice, more guidance would have been helpful in the circumstances.”  United Airlines confirmed a passenger was taken ill on the flight this morning. PASSENGER ‘FELL ILL’  A statement said: “Our team at London Heathrow Airport is providing assistance related to United flight 901 (San Francisco-London Heathrow) today, following reports of an individual becoming unwell onboard.  “The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority and we continue to work closely with local authorities.” CORONAVIRUS CONFERENCE  It comes after an MP revealed today he is self-isolating going to a bus conference in Westminster attended by a coronavirus patient before they fell ill.  Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds NW, said he is one of 250 people at the summit – attended by MPs and transport chiefs – who may have come into contact with the bug.  Boris Johnson’s Buses Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, was star speaker at the UK Bus Summit in Westminster on February 6.  PHE is now said to be

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