"If confirmed, it is not surprising that London has seen its first case of the coronavirus".
The conference organiser, Transport Times, sent an email yesterday to all attendees to inform them of the risk, enclosing a letter from Public Health England (PHE).
The Heathrow Airport spokesperson also said that the airport was "operationally fine".
West said the captain told them seven other planes were also placed on lockdown at Heathrow Airport.Additional details regarding the other flights were not immediately available. "The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority and we continue to work closely with local authorities".More news: Michael Clarke, wife announce $40m divorce on social media
Meanwhile, a Channel 4 employee is among those being tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell following a trip to Asia.
Staff at the hospital said they were anxious the patient's behaviour could have led to some of them, and some of the patients in the A&E at the time, catching coronavirus.
Lewisham hospital on Thursday confirmed the unnamed patient had not followed public health officials' advice and had simply "self-presented" at its A&E unit last Sunday afternoon.
NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said on Thursday that many more people in the United Kingdom may need to self-isolate to contain the illness.
Passenger Neerag Malhotra tweeted that passengers were stuck "waiting for doctor confirmation" and that the affected person was "isolated at the back of the plane". Dr. Robin Thompson of Oxford University issued a warning about how the London Underground could become a hotbed for the illness.More news: Stafford rumours '100 per cent false — GM
Two staff from Lewisham Hospital in south London are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman.
She told the paper: "I've had nothing from the hospital".
England's chief medical officer said the patient contracted the virus in China and sources said the woman developed symptoms after landing, called NHS 111 and later tested positive.
In China, the number of deaths from coronavirus has reached 1,380, with more than 63,000 recorded infections, in figures announced early on Friday morning.More news: Coronavirus: 'Pariah' cruise ship rejected by five ports docks at last
Officials are attempting to trace the contacts of the latest person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK.