Possible coronavirus exposure identified on four more BC flights

Jul 16 2020, 12:02 pm

There are flights departing and arriving throughout Canadian airports every day, and some have been identified for possible exposure to COVID-19.

And now, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has released further information on four more recent flights where passengers may have been exposed to coronavirus.

Of the four flights – all of which took place this month – three were domestic, while one was international.

The newly identified flights are as follows:

  • July 2: WestJet 460, Kelowna – Calgary
  • July 5: WestJet 186, Vancouver – Edmonton
  • July 5: WestJet 3312, Kelowna – Edmonton
  • July 5: Korean Air 071, Incheon, South Korea – Vancouver

In addition to the BCCDC advisories, the Government of Canada announces any possible exposures on a regular basis, with information coming from provincial and territorial health authorities, international health authorities, and public websites.

According to the federal government, it has daily information regarding exposures on flights, although not for any reported before June 29.

“If you have recently returned to Canada, you must quarantine (self-isolate) for 14 days. This is mandatory, whether or not you have symptoms,” states the government.

Earlier this week, the government said ten domestic flights have been confirmed with coronavirus cases. Flights have departed from Montreal, Toronto, Kelowna, and Vancouver. They arrived in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver.

And as of July 14, 16 international flights had 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.

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