Were you on any of these flights? Multiple trips through YVR added to list of BC COVID-19 exhibits

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VANCOUVER – Travelers who recently passed through Vancouver International Airport are warned that several more flights have been added to British Columbia’s COVID-19 exposure list. The BC Center for Disease Control released details of four flights online this week, all departing or arriving from YVR.

The most recently added flights to the BCCDC list are:

  • September 25 – WestJet Flight 725 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 1-7)

  • September 27 – Air Canada Flight 296 from Vancouver to Winnipeg (rows 27-29)

  • September 28 – WestJet Flight 171 from Edmonton to Vancouver (rows 23 to 29)

  • October 1 – Philippine Airlines Flight 5116 from Manila to Vancouver, with Toronto as final destination (lines 65 to 71)

Passengers seated in the rows specified may be at greater risk of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the BCCDC.

Anyone arriving in the country on one of these flights is advised to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and to request a test if necessary. But anyone arriving overseas must self-isolate for 14 days once they land.

Last month, more than 70 thefts were added to BCCDC’s exposure warning list.

Health officials in British Columbia are no longer directly contacting people who were sitting near someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Instead, health authorities are posting notices online on flights with confirmed cases.

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