The cases of COVID-19 are once again on the rise as the new variant Omicron is spreading at a fast pace in many countries of the world, and the need of the hour is that people should adequately follow the safety protocols. Unfortunately, however, many people are not following the safety protocols while a few are roaming around even after getting COVID-19 positive, thus risking the lives of others.
Such people should learn a lesson from Marisa Fotieo, a school teacher from the USA, who was on a flight to Iceland for vacation when she came to know that she was COVID-19 positive. So instead of sitting in her seat, she chose to lock herself in the airplane’s bathroom for four hours so that the lives of others were not at risk.
Marisa Fotieo traveled from Chicago to Reykjavik, Iceland, before Christmas when she started feeling uneasy and sick, so she tested herself using a rapid test. In an interview, she stated that she took the quick test and took it to the bathroom with her. In a few seconds, she saw two lines that indicated that she had tested positive.
On the video-sharing platform TikTok, she wrote funnily, “Shout out to @Icelandair for my VIP quarantine quarters.”
She informed her followers by writing in the comments section that she had tested negative for PCR two times, so she took the flight for Christmas but brought a test kit for travel. She added that she felt a sore throat, so she tested and came out positive.
One person told her that she might have been tested falsely positive, and in response, she said she also thought about this possibility, but on her layover, she was tested, and her PCR came positive. She added that she didn’t reach her destination and that she is currently quarantined in Iceland.
While talking to a news channel, Marisa Fotieo praised Icelandair attendant Ragnhildur “Rocky” Eirksdóttir for taking good care of her for five hours and providing her with food and drinks. Not just this, the flight attendant also brought a Christmas tree along with flowers for Marisa as she was quarantined.
We pray for her speedy recovery and hope that others will show the same seriousness when it comes to a grave issue like the coronavirus.