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The passenger who returned from Miami with coronavirus assured that the airline knew of his positive


The 29-year-old refused to testify, but presented a brief. Isolated and detained in a hotel, he claimed that both his medical insurance and the airline company authorized him to travel.

05/05/2021 18:14

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 05/05/2021 18:14

The young man detained at the Ezeiza international airport last Sunday after a trip from Miami assured this Wednesday before the Justice that he had informed the airline about his positive for coronavirus before boarding the plane and affirmed that he

complied with the order that he indicated. the medical insurance

of your credit card.

Santiago Solans Portillo (29), who is isolated and

detained in a hotel in downtown Buenos Aires

, refused to testify in the investigation, but through his defense attorney he presented a brief in which he denied the accusations against him and demanded to be released. .

The investigation, developed through Zoom, was called by the federal judge of Lomas de Zamora, Federico Villena, who in the next few hours will

 have to define the procedural situation of the young man


The moment in which the fever is detected in the Argentine who did not report that he had coronavirus before returning from Miami.

The defendant assured that before beginning his return to Argentina the PCR test was carried out to comply with the protocols required by the countries and the different airlines, and

the result was positive


Faced with this situation, he assured that he consulted with his credit card insurance what to do and said that they told him that it could be a "

false positive

" so they sent him a doctor to issue a certificate indicating whether he was fit to travel.



found out

, in the letter he said that he had gone to Miami to vaccinate with his partner and a group of friends: "When I was going to return to the country, I did all the corresponding tests and the test gave me positive,

but all my friends were it was negative

. "

The young man who is now isolated and detained in a Buenos Aires hotel.

"Given this, I consulted my credit card medical insurance and they told me that it could be a false positive, so they sent me a doctor who confirmed it and gave me a certificate that said that

I had no symptoms to be able to travel,

" he continued.

The defendant said that with all those papers, he went to

American Airlines

 and presented them: "The airline told me that I

was authorized to travel,

" he said.

However, he did not explain why he had not reported the positive PCR

in the affidavit

that he had to present to the National Directorate of Migration and

why he did not report that he had a fever


From the presentation made by the defendant's defense, it is clear that he acted under the guidance of the insurance company (the one with his credit card) that would have indicated the steps to follow to return to the country and thus avoid having to pay for

an eventual internment in the United States


Solans Portillo, a foreign trade graduate, is accused of having traveled to Argentina knowing that he had coronavirus and of having failed to account for the symptoms that afflicted him.

He was arrested last Sunday at the Ezeiza International Airport for hiding an analysis in which coronavirus was detected, and instead presenting a medical certificate that said that he did not have symptoms compatible with Covid-19, reported the National Directorate of Migration .

Migrations detected the 29-year-old man

through the thermal cameras

that the agency under the Ministry of the Interior installed in Ezeiza when the pandemic began.

Before leaving the Ezeiza airport, Solans Portillo was subjected to the test that all those entering the national territory must take,

which confirmed that he had coronavirus


The crime he is charged with is the violation of article 202 of the Penal Code, which determines that the person who spreads a dangerous and contagious disease will be punished with seclusion or imprisonment for three to fifteen years.

With information from Télam


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Source: clarin

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