6 more BC flights added to COVID-19 exposure lists

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VANCOUVER – The BC Center for Disease Control has added five more flights involving airports in British Columbia to its list of possible COVID-19 exposures. All of the flights added to the list on Saturday were domestic flights. Four of them took off or landed at Vancouver International Airport, while the fifth landed in Kelowna.

The flights added to the BCCDC list were:

  • Aug 9 – WestJet Flight 136 from Vancouver to Calgary (rows 5-11)

  • Aug 10 – Air Canada Flight 214 from Vancouver to Calgary (undeclared lines)

  • August 13 – Air Canada Flight 344 from Vancouver to Ottawa (rows 12-16)

  • August 15 – Air Canada Flight 112 from Vancouver to Toronto (rows 18-24)

  • Aug 18 – WestJet Flight 325 from Calgary to Kelowna (undeclared lines)

In addition to these flights, the federal government is putting another domestic flight involving YVR on its list of possible COVID-19 exposures. This flight – WestJet 706 – took off from Vancouver on August 21 and landed in Toronto. Rows 22 to 28 had the greatest risk of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the federal government’s list.

Anyone who was a passenger on any of the six flights is asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for two weeks. If symptoms develop, the passenger should self-isolate and get tested.

British Columbia health officials are no longer directly contacting people who were sitting near a confirmed case of COVID-19 on a flight. Instead, health authorities are providing updates on flights with confirmed cases as they become aware of them and posting them online.

As of the start of the month, 43 flights to and from British Columbia have so far been posted on the Federal Government or BCCDC exposure warning list.



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