Several island flights added to the province’s list of COVID-19 exhibits


A handful of flights on Vancouver Island have been added to the province’s list of COVID-19 exposures.
The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) warns passengers who were aboard Air Canada flight 8253 from Vancouver to Nanaimo on December 12 and Air Canada flight 8075 from Victoria to Vancouver on December 14 of the exhibit potential to the deadly virus.

The lines affected on Air Canada flight 8253 are lines 2 through 8, while the lines affected on flight 8075 are 17 through 20.

Air Canada flight 8075 is also codeshare with US carrier United Airlines and is jointly listed as United Airlines flight 8435.

Flights 8253 and 8075 / UA 8435 were added to the province’s list earlier today.

The BCCDC is also warning those who were on board Pacific Coastal Airlines Flight 108 on December 6. The lines concerned on the flight are lines 2 to 10.

The warnings come after the BCCDC added two flights to the list on December 17.

Passengers on a domestic flight with a case of COVID-19 should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and those seated identified are considered to be at a higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case, according to the BCCDC.

Symptoms of the coronavirus include fever, chills, cough or worsening chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, headache and fatigue.


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