Chicago Woman Quarantines in Airplane Bathroom after Testing Positive

A Chicago woman who was on a plane to Iceland last week spent four hours quarantining in the aircraft's bathroom -- after learning mid-flight she'd contracted the coronavirus.

  • Marisa Fotieo, who works as a teacher in the Windy City, says she started to develop a sore throat somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean. She stepped into a restroom on the plane, took a rapid COVID test and discovered she'd been infected. Because the flight was nearly full, Fotieo says she decided to "just stay in the bathroom for the rest of the flight" -- which amounted to four hours. "I can’t believe I spent four hours in that bathroom, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do," says Fotieo, who's now quarantining in Iceland.
  • Oddly enough, Fotieo's father and brother -- who were traveling with her -- tested negative for the virus, she says.

Shouldn't this woman have taken a test before boarding the plane?

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