FedEx pilots removed from duty after inconclusive COVID-19 test results

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx flew some pilots back to the United States after they received inconclusive test results for the novel coronavirus.

According to FedEx, the pilots were removed from service and are self-isolating while follow-up testing and evaluation is being performed.

The company released a statement on Sunday afternoon:

“Some FedEx pilots were flown back to the U.S. after receiving inconclusive test results for COVID-19. They have been removed from duty and are self-isolating while follow-up testing and evaluation is performed.  All areas where these team members worked are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The safety and well-being of our employees remains our first concern. FedEx continues to take all necessary precautions and follow guidance from the FAA, CDC and other public health organizations related to reporting and containment of COVID-19. We continue our operation in China and remain committed to providing the best possible service to our customers.“

Shannon Davis, Communications Advisor for FedEx

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