More flights involving BC airports added to list of COVID-19 exposures

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VANCOUVER – The BC Center for Disease Control has added several more flights that have landed at airports in British Columbia to its list of COVID-19 exposures. The BCCDC added four trips to the list on Saturday night:

  • October 18: Flair Flight 8186 from Edmonton to Prince George (unmarked lines)

  • October 23: Air Canada flight 127 from Toronto to Vancouver (lines 19 to 25)

  • October 23: WestJet flight 725 from Toronto to Vancouver (lines 4 to 10)

  • October 28: WestJet flight 725 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows four to eight)

Anyone who was on any of the listed flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolate and look for tests if necessary, according to the BCCDC.

Passengers seated in the rows listed are considered to be at higher risk due to their proximity to a confirmed case of the disease.

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

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