Medical assistance required on flight from Edinburgh

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Two passengers on a flight from Edinburgh were in need of medical assistance, though the authorities are yet to confirm whether this was in any way related to the coronavirus outbreak.

An ambulance was called on site, and a government spokesman confirmed that all passengers on board the Ryanair flight were asked to fill in locator forms, to ensure that they can be traced if need be.

Passengers prevented from leaving plane for an hour

A passenger who spoke to Newsbook.com.mt explained that a fellow passenger fell ill during the flight, and in light of the concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, fear took hold.

He said that upon landing, passengers were kept on the aircraft for around an hour, until the situation was under control.

The aircraft had left Edinburgh at around 9am, and landed in Malta at 1:45pm.