Health officials warn of COVID-19 exposure on 6 other Vancouver flights – BC News


The BC Center for Disease Control is alerting the public to potential exposure to COVID-19 on six other flights through Vancouver.

BCCDC says five of the flights were domestic, while one was an international flight from India.

The flights are:

  • August 3: WestJet flight 720 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected lines: 4 to 10)
  • August 3: WestJet flight 714 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected lines: 7 to 13)
  • August 3: Air Canada flight 224 from Vancouver to Calgary (affected lines: 20 to 26)
  • August 7: Air Canada flight 122 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected lines not reported)
  • August 9: Air Canada flight 234 from Edmonton to Vancouver (affected lines: 2 to 4 and 12 to 15)
  • August 9: Air India flight 1143 from New Delhi to Vancouver (affected lines not reported)

“When information on the affected rows is available, passengers seated in them should be considered to be at a higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the enclosure,” read the exhibit webpage of the BCCDC.

Passengers on a domestic flight with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Anyone arriving in Canada from outside the country must self-isolate for 14 days under the Federal Quarantine Act.

A total of 15 thefts have been reported for possible exposure to the virus so far this week.

While the majority of British Columbia’s new cases have been reported in people under the age of 40 – many in the 20 to 29-year-old demographic – the province is still having cases related to air travel, the province said. Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Administrator, at Thursday’s press conference. .

“We continue to have introductions (of COVID-19) in the province from international travel,” she said.

“Some of them are temporary foreign workers, from countries, especially Mexico, and a number of them got sick in quarantine.”

Henry added that the province has provided quarantine support to all temporary foreign workers arriving in British Columbia for two weeks, before they go to work on farms.

The cases also continue to be linked to Canadians returning from abroad.

“In addition, we continue to have Canadians returning from other places in the world including recently a number of people from India, the United States and we have had a number of cases related to that too.

A full list of flights with a confirmed case can be found on the BCCDC website.


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