Nova Scotia health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 from Toronto


Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is advising of potential exposure to the coronavirus on a West Jet flight from Toronto to Halifax on July 12.The flight took off from Toronto at 9:45 p.m. and landed in Halifax just after midnight on July 13, officials said.

NSH is in contact with anyone known to be close contact with people confirmed to have COVID-19, a press release says.

“The exposure period is expected to be over, but this alert is being sent with a lot of caution,” he says.

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NSH also says that while the exposure period should be over, anyone who exhibited symptoms between July 12 and July 27 is advised to get tested for the coronavirus.

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The statement said passengers on the flight should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including:

  • Fever (chills, sweating, etc.)
  • Cough (new or worse)
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Hoarsely
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Red, purple, or bluish lesions on feet, toes, or fingers with no clear cause

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