Two more international flights with COVID-19 cases entered Toronto in the past week


Despite Canada’s borders being closed to most non-essential international travel, new cases of COVID-19 continue to arrive in Toronto and elsewhere in the country by air.The federal government maintains a non-exhaustive database of flights that have traveled in and out of Canada with COVID-19 cases on board to notify residents who may have been exposed, and it indicates that at least two planes from out of the country arrived in Toronto with someone who tested positive for the virus last week.

The information on the webpage is collected through reports received from provincial and territorial health authorities, international health authorities and public websites, and includes only data reported between July 20 and today.

According to the resource, Air India flight AC187 arrived from New Delhi to Toronto on July 28 with at least one case on board, and those sitting in rows 25 to 31 may have been exposed to the virus as a result.

The federal government is also warning Canadians that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 on American Airlines flight AA4901, which arrived in Toronto from Philadelphia on July 28.

Those who were seated in rows 2 to 14 are the most likely to have been affected.

These two flights are just the latest to arrive in Toronto with infected passengers, and at least 34 additional international flights with cases of COVID-19 landed in Canada between July 15 and July 25.

The government initially announced that the borders would be closed to all non-essential travelers on March 18, although there are several exceptions in place for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents and certain other foreign nationals (including US citizens).

However, mandatory 14-day quarantine orders remain in place for all travelers arriving in Canada, and the government is reminding people that quarantine immediately upon arrival is mandatory for everyone.

“If you have recently returned to Canada, you must quarantine yourself for 14 days from the date of your arrival in Canada,” notes the government. ‚ÄúThis is mandatory whether or not you have symptoms. “


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