Another flight with confirmed coronavirus case arrived in Toronto

Jul 29 2020, 8:22 am

A flight that departed from Montreal and arrived in Toronto last Friday may have exposed its passengers to COVID-19.

According to the Government of Canada, Air Canada flight number AC423 on July 24 had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The government says that rows 1 to 5 may have been impacted. The flight was travelling from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto (YYZ).

Government of Canada

Since July 14, 20 international flights that departed or arrived in Toronto have been identified with confirmed cases of the virus.

This includes flights from Mexico City, La Guardia, Houston, London, New Delhi, Charlotte, Chicago, Frankfurt, Qatar, and Istanbul. This also includes a flight that departed from Toronto and arrived in Bridgetown, according to the government.

There are also eight reported domestic flights that departed or arrived in Toronto with confirmed cases.

The July 24 exposure makes four total flights that landing in or departing from Montreal, three of which occurred on July 20.

A July 15 Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto has also been identified as well as a WestJet flight three days later on the same route. A July 16 flight was identified travelling from Toronto to St. John’s with at least one confirmed COVID-19 case. A Winnipeg-bound flight out of Toronto was also identified on July 22.

The government of Canada has specified which rows were affected, when possible.

Government of Canada

The federal government emphasizes that any passenger recently returning to Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. This is mandatory whether or not symptoms are present.

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