Coronavirus cases identified on flights in Vancouver and Toronto

Jul 19 2020, 10:10 am

More aircraft have been identified as potential points of coronavirus exposure, after flights touched down in both Toronto and Vancouver.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, two Air Canada flights, one from Toronto to Vancouver, and another from Vancouver to Victoria, carried passengers with confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Any person who flew on flight number AC 111 and AC 8073 on July 13 should self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days following the flight, according to the BC CDC.

BC CDC

The flight information has not been posted to the Government of Canada’s flight exposure list at this time.

Ten other domestic flights have previously been confirmed to have carried coronavirus cases. Flights have departed from Montreal, Toronto, Kelowna, and Vancouver and arrived in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver.

International flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases

As of July 14, 16 international flights have been confirmed with coronavirus cases.

Flights on the list are as recent as July 9 arrivals, from Switzerland and the US to Toronto. Other US flights also arrived in Vancouver in recent weeks.

Flights with COVID-19 as of July 14. (Government of Canada)

As per the federal government, if you think you might have coronavirus, use the self-assessment tool to find out what to do. And always follow the recommendations of your local public health authority.

“We recommend that flight passengers self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days following the flight,” the BC CDC said previously.

The announcement of the new cases comes after Air Canada published an open letter asking that blanket restrictions and quarantines be replaced with “more proportionate” restrictions to control the spread of the virus, ultimately resulting in a “measured restart of aviation.”

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