Coronavirus cases identified on Toronto flights in June

Jul 6 2020, 9:19 am

Passengers on 10 different Toronto flights could have been exposed to COVID-19 during the second half of June.

From June 21, five domestic flights, four of which were Air Canada and one with the airline Flair, reported having possible coronavirus cases on their flights.

Passengers from rows 20 to 26, on a Toronto to Montreal flight that left on June 21, could have been exposed.

And, passengers from Toronto to Winnipeg on June 23, from rows 24 to 34 were also possibly exposed to the illness.

The rows are unknown for Vancouver to Toronto flight that left on June 21, and two Toronto to Montreal flights that left on the 26 and 29, plus a flight from Pearson Airport to Vancouver on June 21.

Air Canada

There are also five international flights, that landed in Toronto that had possible coronavirus cases. Two flights from Cancun, with the flight on June 21, specifying rows 20 to 26 being in close proximity to the virus.

And, two flights from the US, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida also carried the virus. The June 26 flight specifies rows 23 to 29 could have been exposed.

Also, a Mexico City departure that landed in Pearson Airport on June 29, also had possible cases.

Air Canada

According to Air Canada, the information comes from provincial, territorial health, and international health authorities and public websites.

And, updates are provided to locations once a day.

The airline emphasizes that if recently returned to Canada, a passenger must self-isolate for 14 days, which is mandatory whether or not symptoms are present.

On June 29, Air Canada said they would end physical distancing on flights and reintroduce meal service.

To date, Toronto has a total of 14, 611 cases with 12, 773 resolved and 1,105 reported deaths.

Daily Hive has reached out to Air Canada for comment and will update the article accordingly.

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