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United bans couple arrested for allegedly flying to Hawaii despite positive coronavirus tests
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A couple that allegedly boarded a United Airlines flight to Hawaii despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19 has been banned from the airline, United confirmed to FOX Business.
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Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Peterson, 46, were arrested Sunday after officials say they boarded a connecting flight from San Francisco to Kauai, Hawaii, after testing positive for the virus while returning home from international travel. The couple was also traveling with a 4-year-old child, the Kauai Police Department said.
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"We have banned these customers while we investigate this matter," United Airlines told FOX Business, adding that the health and safety of its employees and customers is the airline's "highest priority."
The couple took a COVID-19 test in Seattle after returning from abroad and then received positive results after the flight bound for San Francisco had taken off, according to police.