Possible exposure to coronavirus identified on another Toronto flight

Jul 9 2020, 2:09 pm

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is warning passengers that took a flight from Toronto to Halifax, were potentially exposed to COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the NSHA Public Health said that an Air Canada flight AC 626 on June 26 from Pearson Airport to Halifax, in the evening were possibly exposed on the flight.

While anyone on the flight could have been exposed, based on Public Health’s investigation to date, passengers in rows 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, seats A to C, are more likely to have had close contact.

The health authority advises the passengers in these seats to call 811 for advice.

“In addition, Public Health is directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19,” the statement says.

It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the flight may develop symptoms up to 14 days after. This would be up to, and including, July 10.

“Those on the flight should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.”

If any symptoms are present, then self-isolation is necessary until next steps are provided by 811.

It is also important to note that anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.

Another flight on June 26, also potentially exposed passengers. It was a WestJet flight leaving from Toronto and arriving in Halifax.

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