Virgin Atlantic passengers quarantined after flying from Barbados to Gatwick

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All passengers and crew on a Virgin Atlantic flight were put into quarantine after landing at London Gatwick due to widespread sickness on board.

They were taken to a reception centre at the West Sussex airport for medical assessment.

The Airbus A330 aircraft was met by the emergency services following an eight-hour flight from Barbados, which landed at 5.25am on Wednesday.

Passenger Trevor Wilson wrote on Twitter:

He added that the sickness was "mainly a bad chesty cough, possibly chest infection".