Sad they couldn’t see this coming like the rest of us could. The University of Texas at Austin says 28 students have tested positive for the coronavirus… and most of them were on the same plane for a spring break trip.
The Austin Public Health Department says the students were part of a group of around 70 people in their 20s who took a chartered flight to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico around 10 days ago, despite all the warnings. Some members of the group returned to Texas on scheduled flights, and authorities have been using flight manifests to contact other passengers.
Meanwhile, the 28 infected students are self-isolating. Mexico was actually not under a travel advisory at the time of the trip, and students say JusCollege, the company that organized the trip told them that it was safe and that there would be no refunds for anybody who decided to cancel. Students say the trip cost around $2,000.