BC CDC flags more Vancouver-bound flights for coronavirus exposure

Oct 6 2020, 5:57 pm

The BC Centre for Disease Control has identified several more flights to and from Vancouver that carried coronavirus-infected passengers on board.

On Monday, the BC CDC tweeted six additional routes were added to its coronavirus exposures page.

The most recent flight was Swoop’s October 2 flight 107 from Hamilton to Abbotsford. The BC CDC hasn’t said where the coronavirus patient was sitting.

On September 30, Air India’s flight 1143 from Delhi to Vancouver also carried someone with coronavirus who was sitting between row 24 and row 28.

On September 27, two international flights with coronavirus-positive individuals landed at YVR. The first was KLM’s flight 682 from Amsterdam, and the second was Air India’s flight 1143 from Delhi.

On September 25, another two flights through YVR were flagged for having individuals with coronavirus on board.

Air Canada’s flight 303 from Montreal to Vancouver had someone with coronavirus sitting between row 28 and row 34. Air Canada’s flight 8261 from Vancouver to Nanaimo also had a passenger with coronavirus sitting between row 1 and row 7.

Anyone else on board these flights is advised to monitor for coronavirus symptoms for 14 days after exposure. Symptoms include a fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, body aches, and a loss of taste or smell.

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

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