Travelers with among America’s busiest airports confronted delays Wednesday following a Transportation Security Administration agent tested positive for the coronavirus.
The analysis prompted officials in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at Georgia to close down the airport’s most important security checkpoint to get a comprehensive biohazard cleanup, FOX 5 of Atlanta reported.
Long lines have been spotted in the airport’s North Checkpoint after passengers were rerouted there, according to the station.
TSA QUESTIONS EFFECTIVENESS OF TEMPERATURE SCREENING TO CHECK FOR CORONAVIRUS AT AIRPORTS
The anonymous TSA representative last worked in the airport in 3:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, FOX 5 documented.
The representative was that the 30th TSA staffer in the Atlanta airport to test positive for the virus,” Atlanta’s WGCL-TV reported.
Officials later reopened three lanes in the primary checkpoint when they had been washed, with staying lanes to be washed Thursday, WGCL reported.
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The airport spread free face masks in the region and asked social bookmarking, according to the channel.
Thursday is assumed to be the Atlanta airport’s busiest day of the Fourth of July weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.