Kenya Airways pilot taken over by COVID-19 (video)
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner, flying for Kenya Airways, died of coronavirus. Capt. Daudi Kimuyu Kibati, 63, was abducted by COVID-19 a week after operating a repatriation flight on the New York - Nairobi route.
Before the United States closed its borders and suspended all international flights, Kenya Airways offered free tickets to all Kenyans who wanted to fly to Kenya. Nairobi - New York - Nairobi flights were operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and the flight commander was Daudi Kimuyu Kibati.
After the repatriation operation, crew members were tested for COVID-19 and quarantined in a Nairobi hotel. At first, the tests came out negative for the commander. But on March 29, he began to have the first symptoms, sore throat and fever.
He was admitted to the hospital and confirmed with the new coronavirus. Even the crew members were tested and tested positive. Unfortunately, Captain Daudi Kimuyu Kibati died on April 1. She is one of the 4 people who died from COVID-19 in Kenya.
Since the crisis with the new COVID-19, hundreds of airline employees have been infected with the new coronavirus. We speak here of flight attendants, pilots, technicians, employees from airports. Inclusive TAROM confirmed that a pilot was tested positive for the new coronavirus.
We can say that the airline's personnel are also on the front line. Whether they operate repatriation or commercial flights in the midst of a pandemic, they are exposed to the virus. Let's respect them and respect the rules of social spacing, hygiene. Let us protect ourselves and thus protect those around us.