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Passengers assessed at Auckland Airport over illness

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A Virgin Australia flight from Melbourne has been quarantined at Auckland Airport, after a number of passengers fell ill.

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Medical staff have checked everyone on board the flight after a number of passengers on board the flight reported feeling unwell, Radio NZ reported.

The airline said the pilot decided to alert health authorities as a precaution.

Medical Officer of Health Shanika Perera said Auckland Regional Public Health Service was told a large number of passengers were unwell.

Ten passengers were assessed by St John paramedics before being allowed to disembark and they were also given health information should they feel unwell.

The service said none of them were seriously unwell or required further medical treatment and they were free to leave the airport.

The regional public health service said the situation has been resolved.

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