The government of Canada has identified nine domestic and eight international flights departing or arriving in the city of Toronto with confirmed coronavirus cases since the first week of August.
Domestic flights were departing or arriving to the city from Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, and Calgary.
On August 7, WestJet flight WS592 from Toronto was exposed to the virus. At this time, the affected rows remain unknown. Another flight on August 4, travelling from the city – Air Canada flight number AC418 – was also identified with rows 20 to 26 considered at risk for exposure.
Two other Toronto flights have also been confirmed with cases, including Air Canada flight number AC462 on August 4 and Air Canada flight AC427 on August 3. The government has said that the rows affected are unknown for the flight that departed from the city on the 4th. Rows 12 to 18 were affected on the flight that left on August 3.
Air Canada flight AC427 which left from Montreal to Toronto on August 3 has been identified with rows 12 to 18 being at risk for exposure. Another Air Canada flight, AC427, leaving from Montreal to Toronto on August 1 was also identified by the government with rows 13 to 19 considered at risk.
Two August 3 WestJet flights from Vancouver to Toronto – WS720 and WS714 – are also part of the list. Rows 4 to 10 on flight WS720 and rows 7 to 13 on flight WS714 were affected.
On August 2, WestJet flight WS676 from Calgary also had a risk of exposure, though the exact rows are unknown.
Since the first week of August, eight international flights have also been reported.
Air Canada flight AC879 from Switzerland to Toronto on August 4 has also been reported with confirmed cases of the virus. The rows are unknown. Another case of affected rows unknown has also been reported on an August 4 flight from London to Toronto. This flight has been identified as Air Canada flight AC849.
On the same day, August 4, rows 20 to 26 were affected as Air Canada flight AC7682 from Chicago was reported with a coronavirus case.
Rows 14 to 20 have been affected on United Airlines flight UA3488, from Newark to the city on August 3.
Two other flights on August 2 that arrived in Toronto have also been reported – Pakistan International Airlines flight PK797 from Lahore and Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi. Rows 66 to 72 on the Lahore flight and rows 7 to 11 on the Abu Dhabi flight were considered possibly exposed to COVID-19.
Also on the 2nd, Air Canada flight AC992 from Mexico City, had confirmed cases, with rows 19 to 25 affected.
On the first of the month, Air Transat flight TS831 from Punta Cana was also reported with confirmed cases. Rows include 18 to 24.
“If you have recently returned to Canada, you must quarantine for 14 days from the date you arrived in Canada. This is mandatory, whether or not you have symptoms,” the governments website reads.
For up to date information or to see if your flight was affected, visit the government of Canada’s website.