Out-of-province traveler tests positive for COVID-19 2 days after taking flight from Moncton

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New Brunswick is heading into the long weekend without a new active case of COVID-19.But an early evening article on the government’s Twitter account indicates that Public Health was informed that an out-of-province person traveled on Air Canada flight AC-8903 from Moncton to Montreal on Monday. and tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

“The individual was asymptomatic and wore a mask throughout the flight,” the tweet read.

The tweet indicates that this person arrived from Montreal on July 26 and spent a day in Moncton.

“A risk assessment has been conducted by regional public health and it has been determined that the risk to the public is extremely low. “

This case of COVID-19 is not counted as a case in New Brunswick.

Julie Pondant, spokesperson for the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, said she was notified of the case on Friday afternoon.

“Our role is to inform the public about the two flights that were impacted by this passenger. ”

Pondant said the airport supports the public health assessment that the risk is low to the public.

“Obviously we have taken extreme measures in terms of cleanliness and extra cleaning, disinfecting a lot more before and right after flights. ”

CBC News has asked Air Canada how many passengers were on each flight and is awaiting a response.

Friday marks the 11th day since Public Health recorded a new active case of the respiratory virus, according to the New Brunswick government website.

Public health has reported 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the first case was confirmed on March 12.

The province reported 166 recoveries. Two people died.

316 COVID-19 tests were performed on Thursday, bringing the total to 52,469 so far across the province.

What to do if you have a symptom

People worried about having symptoms of COVID-19 may take a self-assessment test on the government website at gnb.ca.

Public health says symptoms exhibited by people with COVID-19 include: fever above 38 C, new or worsening chronic cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, new onset of fatigue, new onset of muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell and difficulty breathing. In children, symptoms also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with any of these symptoms should:

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