Schoolteacher tested positive for Covid on Chicago to Iceland flight

Schoolteacher isolates in plane’s TOILET for five hours after getting COVID symptoms and testing positive mid-flight

  • Marisa Fotieo began to feel ill on her flight from Chicago to Reykjavik, Islanda
  • She took a rapid Covid test that came back positive despite also giving a negative pre-departure test
  • Il schoolteacher self-isolated in the plane’s bathroom for five hoursposting about her experience on TikTok
  • Fotieo was then put into a mandatory ten-day quarantine at a hotel upon arrival
  • A schoolteacher isolated herself in a plane’s bathroom for five hours after she tested positive for Covid mid-flight.

    Marisa Fotieo took a rapid lateral flow test after her throat began to hurt during the journey from Chicago, Illinois to Reykjavik, Islanda.

    Despite giving a required negative pre-departure test, she soon found that she had been infected with Covid and was forced to self-isolate.

    ‘There’s 150 people on the flight, and my biggest fear was giving it to them,’ Fotieo told NBC’s Today show.

    Michigan schoolteacher Marisa Fotieo isolated herself in a plane's bathroom for five hours after she tested positive for Covid mid-flight

    Michigan schoolteacher Marisa Fotieo isolated herself in a plane’s bathroom for five hours after she tested positive for Covid mid-flight

    The Michigan schoolteacher then spent five hours of the six-hour journey in the plane’s tiny bathroom.

    She posted videos of the experience on TikTok, with a clip of her finding out she was Covid positive going viral with more than 4 milioni di visualizzazioni.

    ‘Within what felt like two seconds there were two lines,’ she said of taking her test on December 20.

    All'arrivo, Fotieo was taken off the plane straight into 10-day mandatory quarantine at a hotel for people with Covid-19.

    Fotieo took a rapid lateral flow test after her throat began to hurt during the journey from Chicago, Illinois to Reykjavik, Islanda. She posted videos of the experience on TikTok, with a clip of her finding out she was Covid positive going viral with more than 4 milioni di visualizzazioni

    Fotieo took a rapid lateral flow test after her throat began to hurt during the journey from Chicago, Illinois to Reykjavik, Islanda. She posted videos of the experience on TikTok, with a clip of her finding out she was Covid positive going viral with more than 4 milioni di visualizzazioni

    All'arrivo, Fotieo was taken off the plane straight into 10-day mandatory quarantine at a hotel for people with Covid-19

    All'arrivo, Fotieo was taken off the plane straight into 10-day mandatory quarantine at a hotel for people with Covid-19

    Fotieo has shared several videos from her quarantine hotel room documenting her activities in isolation

    Fotieo has shared several videos from her quarantine hotel room documenting her activities in isolation

    Fotieo has shared several videos from her quarantine hotel room documenting her activities in isolation

    However the experience was not all bad, as Fotieo said one of her Icelandair flight’s crew, named as Ragnhildur ‘RockyEiríksdóttir, brought her food and drink during her bathroom isolation.

    The pair kept in touch and Fotieo said Eiríksdóttir tried to make her quarantine stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Footage shared on TikTok shows Fotieo receiving a delivery from the flight attendant filled with snacks, a card and flowers.

    Eiríksdóttir also bought her a small Christmas tree with lights to hang on it so she could decorate her room for Christmas Day.

    However the experience was not all bad, as Fotieo said one of her Icelandair flight's crew, named as Ragnhildur 'Rocky' Eiríksdóttir sent her gifts to make her quarantine stay as enjoyable as possible

    However the experience was not all bad, as Fotieo said one of her Icelandair flight's crew, named as Ragnhildur 'Rocky' Eiríksdóttir sent her gifts to make her quarantine stay as enjoyable as possible

    However the experience was not all bad, as Fotieo said one of her Icelandair flight’s crew, named as Ragnhildur ‘RockyEiríksdóttir sent her gifts to make her quarantine stay as enjoyable as possible

    In response to 'Rocky's' kindness Fotieo asked followers on TikTok for gift ideas for Eiríksdóttir, calling her 'an angel on earth'

    In response to ‘Rocky’skindness Fotieo asked followers on TikTok for gift ideas for Eiríksdóttir, calling her ‘an angel on earth

    ‘It was so heartfelt, and she’s just an angel,’ Fotieo added.

    In response to ‘Rocky’skindness Fotieo asked followers on TikTok for gift ideas for Eiríksdóttir, calling her ‘an angel on earth’.

    Fotieo’s last post on December 29 showed her still in quarantine, although this is set to end either today or on New Year’s Eve.

    Iceland requires flight passengers to provide a negative test taken within 72 hours of departure

    Icelandair have yet to respond to requests about the video.

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