More coronavirus cases identified on Toronto flights

Jul 10 2020, 3:37 pm

Passengers on 18 different Toronto flights could have been exposed to COVID-19 in recent weeks.

From June 25, eight domestic flights, seven of which were Air Canada and one with WestJet, reported having possible coronavirus cases on their flights.

Air Canada

A flight departing from Pearson Airport on June 26 could have had passengers on rows 29 to 33 exposed.

Additionally, a flight departing from Toronto to Edmonton on July 7 could have had passengers exposed from rows 10 to 16.

There are also two Toronto-bound flights leaving from Montreal, with one departing on July 1 and the other on July 2 with passengers sitting in rows 22 to 26 and 14 to 18 potentially exposed, respectively.

Internationally, 10 flights were identified by Air Canada as having potential coronavirus exposure.

Two flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Toronto, which left on June 26 and June 28, identified that one flight with people sitting from rows 23 to 29 could have been exposed with the other being unknown.

A June 26 flight from Toronto to Dallas, Texas, identified rows 14 to 20 and a Charlotte, North Carolina, flight bound for Toronto on July 2 identified rows 12 to 18.

Other flights include two departures from Cancun, one from Mexico City, another from Detroit, one from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and one more flight from Islamabad, Pakistan.

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 14,735 cases with 12,935 resolved and 1,110 reported deaths.

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