After testing positive for COVID-19 mid-flight, an American schoolteacher voluntarily quarantined herself in her aircraft’s restroom for approximately five hours. Marisa Fotieo, a Michigan schoolteacher, felt her throat ache on her flight from Iceland to Chicago on December 20 and decided to test herself with rapid test kits. She stated that she discovered she was COVID-19 positive “in what seemed like two seconds.”
I just took my rapid test and I brought it into the bathroom, and within what felt like two seconds there were two lines [indicating a positive test], Fotieo told NBC News. Theres 150 people on the flight, and my biggest fear was giving it to them,
POV you test positive for Covid while over the Atlantic Ocean, Fotieo said in a video posted to TikTok from inside the plane bathroom.
In a separate interview with CNN, Fotieo stated that she had two PCR tests and possibly five fast tests, all of which came back negative. Fotieo, on the other hand, started getting a scratchy throat about an hour into the flight.
The wheels started turning in my brain and I thought, OK, Im going to just go take a test. It was going to make me feel better, Fotieo told CNN. Immediately, it came back positive.
The flight attendants looked after Fotieo as she was in the cramped aeroplane restroom cubicle. Of course, when something like this happens, its stressful, but thats part of our work, said Ragnhildur Eiriksdottir, the flight attendant who helped Fotieo relax.US Woman Quarantined For 5 Hours On Plane Bathroom after test Positive