AN AIRLINE pilot is currently in isolation on the Caribbean island of St Lucia after unwittingly flying while suffering from coronavirus.
Another member of the crew who showed symptoms of the killer virus is now in self-isolation and awaiting a test result after the flight to St. Lucia.
The captain, who has not been named, had piloted a British Airways 777 jet flight from Gatwick reports Mail Online.
Mail Online reports that a source at the St Lucia Health Department said the BA captain, who is aged 53, tested positive for the virus.
He lives in France and commutes to Heathrow for his long haul flights.
He was only the second person to have contracted Covid-19 on the island and will remain in self-isolation.
A spokesman for the St Lucia Health Department said: “A man from France who travels widely has tested positive. He is now in a medical facility.”
All flights to the Caribbean island were halted from Tuesday, March 17 as the St Lucian Government attempt to stop the spread of the virus.