Warning issued after possible coronavirus exposure on recent flight from Toronto

Jul 2 2020, 8:43 am

Passengers on a recent flight from Toronto to Halifax could have been exposed to COVID-19.

On Wednesday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) advised of potential exposure to coronavirus on WestJet flight WS 248 on June 26, from Toronto to Halifax.

The flight departed from Toronto Pearson Airport at 10 am and landed in Halifax at 1:04 pm.

While anyone on the flight could have been exposed, based on Public Health’s investigation to date, passengers in rows 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 seats A-C are more likely to have had close contact.

NHSA is asking that passengers in these seats call 811 for advice.

“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, 2020,” the statement said. Those on the flight should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.”

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.

The news comes after the province confirmed one new positive case on Tuesday, after not reporting any new cases since June 9.

There are currently two active cases in the province, with Tuesday’s case being travel related.

In Toronto, there are 792 active cases as of June 30.