Emirates flight quarantined at JFK as passengers fall ill

An Emirates flight from Dubai landed at New York’s JFK airport today and was immediately placed under a quarantine.

Around five hundred passengers were on board the aircraft, around ten of which fell ill according to an airline spokesperson.

Passengers reportedly became ill, were coughing and had a fever of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

A reported tweeted on social media, showing the scene on board the aircraft. The post can be seen below.

Locals checked the passengers once they had arrived for further illness. Security officials were monitoring the ‘medical situation’.