98 Toronto flights identified with confirmed COVID-19 cases

Apr 5 2021, 1:38 pm

The Canadian government has identified 98 more COVID-19 cases on international and domestic flights to and from Toronto in a span of two weeks.

According to the Government of Canada website, 40 flights were reported from March 22 to April 2, from Air Canada, WestJet, and Swoop.

Affected domestic flights are as follows:

toronto flights covid-19

toronto flights covid-19

Government of Canada

As for international flights, 58 COVID-19 cases were reported between March 22 to April 1.

Affected airlines included Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Pakistan International Airlines, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and more.

Here’s a list of the affected international flights:

toronto flights covid-19

toronto flights covid-19

toronto flights covid-19

toronto flights covid-19

Government of Canada

According to the government website, a row is considered “affected” if it is three rows behind or in front of a row (two rows for business class) where a seated person is confirmed to have COVID-19 and was on board the flight during a period when they may have been infectious to others.

If they are reported as unknown, this indicates a row number for the person confirmed to have COVID-19 can’t be validated or the person confirmed to have COVID-19 is a member of the flight crew.

In other circumstances, affected flights may indicate specific rows as well as “unknown” rows. This could occur when at least one case on the flight can’t be connected with a specific row.

It is required that travellers returning to Canada take a COVID-19 test and, while they wait for the result, quarantine for three days at a supervised hotel – a total of $2,000 per person.

For travellers who are making their way into the country, the Government of Canada has added nine more hotels at Toronto’s Pearson Airport to its list of ones approved, bringing the total to 13.

“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 government’s website reads.

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