2 members of the Canadian Armed Forces tested positive for COVID-19 after a stop in Newfoundland and Labrador


Two members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) returning from the Middle East on a military flight that stopped in Newfoundland and Labrador have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.As a result, some members of 5 Wing Goose Bay, located in Happy-Valley Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, are now self-isolating as a precaution.

The two CAF members were on board an aircraft bringing back to Canada 35 personnel from the Operation Impact deployment, which has up to 850 Canadians deployed in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait.

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The flight stopped overnight at 5 Wing Goose Bay on August 24, and all crew and passengers were transported to accommodation on the base where they were isolated from the rest of the base and from the local community, the Canadian Armed Forces said in a statement to Global News. .

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The two CAF members who tested positive are now self-isolating at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ont.

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The remaining members and pilots of the vessel have been tested and are in quarantine at or at CFB Trenton.

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The CAF statement said personnel at 5 Wing Goose Bay, including bus drivers and staff delivering meals, complied with public health protocols, wore masks and maintained appropriate physical distance.

The premises of 5 Wing Goose Bay were disinfected after aircrew and passengers left the base.

“The risk of exposure to personnel from 5 Wing is considered low,” the statement said.

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The plane that carried the 35 passengers was also professionally disinfected.

Newfoundland reported its first new case of the novel coronavirus since August 10 on Friday.

The province reported no new cases on Saturday. There is only one active case in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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