Potential exposure to coronavirus reported on 2 flights from Toronto to Halifax – Halifax


Nova Scotia Health announces potential exposure to COVID-19 on flights between Toronto and Halifax on August 8 and 11.In a statement on Saturday, the NSHA said the potential exposures had been identified on the following flights:

  • West Jet flight WS 248 August 8 from Toronto to Halifax
  • Air Canada flight AC 604 on August 11 from Toronto to Halifax

According to the NSHA, the West Jet flight departed Toronto at 9 a.m. and arrived in Halifax at 12:04 a.m.

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“Passengers in rows 11 to 15 DEF are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are urged to call 811 for advice, ”the NSHA said.

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The Air Canada flight departed Toronto at 8:00 a.m. and landed in Halifax at 11:02 a.m.

According to the NSHA, passengers in rows 19 to 23 ABC seats and 29 to 33 seats ABCD are more likely to have had close contact.

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Public health said it is also directly contacting anyone else known to be close contact with people confirmed to have COVID-19.

It is expected that anyone exposed to the virus at the scene on the dates indicated could develop symptoms for up to 14 days afterwards.

“People present at these locations on the identified dates should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19,” NSHA said.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • 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 the feet, toes, or fingers with no clear cause

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