BC CDC flags five new flights for COVID-19 exposure

Jan 14 2021, 3:25 am

The BC Centre for Disease Control has alerted the public about several flights in and out of the province’s airports because of potential exposure to COVID-19 on board.

On January 3, Air Canada flight 195 from Toronto to Victoria had someone who later tested positive sitting between row 19 to 25.

Also on January 3, Air Canada Jazz flight 8572 from Vancouver to Regina carried someone who was contagious between row 13 and 19.

A third January 3 flight, WestJet’s 3387 route from Calgary to Kelowna, had a passenger with COVID-19 seated between row 1 and 6.

On January 6, Air Canada flight 205 from Calgary to Vancouver carried someone who later tested positive for COVID-19 between row 20 and 26.

On January 8, Air Canada’s flight 107 from Toronto to Vancouver had someone contagious sitting between row 23 and 29.

The BC CDC regularly posts updates about COVID-19 identified on flights to the province, and Canada’s federal government also keeps an online list of all routes where COVID-19 exposure has been identified.

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