British Airways to fly screened JFK-bound passengers

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British Airways has agreed to allow only passengers who test negative for the novel coronavirus to fly to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York Governer Andrew Cuomo said on Monday.

He said he has also asked Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to “voluntarily agree” to screen passengers on flights to Kennedy airport.

“If they do not agree voluntarily, then New York State will pursue other options,” Cuomo said. The airline could not immediately be reached for comment.

REUTERS