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A couple flew on Delta from Hawaii to Japan and then tested positive for coronavirus. Now the airline is notifying the other passengers.

A couple flew on Delta from Hawaii to Japan and then tested positive for coronavirus. Now the airline is notifying the other passengers.
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Delta Airlines and health officials are tracking down individuals who came in contact with a Japanese couple that tested positive for coronavirus after flying to Japan from Hawaii.




The couple visited the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu from January 28 to February 6, then flew back home on Delta flight




The next day, the man tested positive for COVID-19. A day later, the woman did too.




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Delta Airlines and Hawaii health officials are scrambling to alert individuals who may have come into contact with a Japanese couple that tested positive for the novel coronavirus while visiting the islands. After the man and woman flew back home to Japan on February 6, there are concerns that fellow passengers could have contracted the virus.
On Friday, eight days after the couple left the islands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told state health authorities that the man tested positive for the virus, known as COVID-19. A day later, his partner tested positive, the Japan Times reported.
The man began displaying signs of the coronavirus while traveling in Oahu from February 3 to February 6. According to the CDC, individuals can display symptoms of COVID-19 between two and 14 days after exposure, which means the man could have contracted the virus before arriving in Hawaii. It is unclear when the woman began displaying signs of illness.
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