BC CDC identifies multiple flights, bus trip with COVID-19 exposures

Dec 29 2020, 10:30 am

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) has identified seven more flights with COVID-19 cases on board that have passed through airports in British Columbia over the last few days.

On December 17, Swoop flight WO106 from Abbotsford to Hamilton reported a COVID-19 case. Rows 19 to 25 are affected.

On December 19, Air Canada flight 63 from Vancouver to Seoul was identified with a COVID-19 case on board. Rows 25 to 30 are affected.

A pair of flights between Vancouver and Saskatoon were also detected. On December 21, Air Canada flight 8574 from Vancouver to Saskatoon was identified with COVID-19 exposure, with affected rows 17 to 23. On December 23, Air Canada flight 8737 from Saskatoon to Vancouver was also identified, with affected rows 17 to 23.

Two flights were also labelled by the BC CDC on December 25: Air Canada flight 45 from Delhi to Vancouver, rows one to seven, and Air India flight 185 from Delhi to Vancouver.

On December 26, Air Canada flight 3 from Vancouver to Tokyo was also identified, with affected rows 30 to 36.

Travellers that were on the flights are asked to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. International travellers are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

The BC CDC adds that a bus trip was also identified. On December 20, Ebus trip 5725 travelled between Abbotsford and Kelowna.