Vancouver largest source of domestic flights with COVID-19 cases

Apr 16 2021, 5:53 pm

Vancouver is Canada’s biggest source of domestic flights with COVID-19 cases, according to Health Canada.

The latest figures from the agency show that 38 flights with a COVID-19 case have departed from YVR since April 4 alone, while 23 have arrived.

Health Canada noted it removes information older than 14 days, “as this is the quarantine period for those who may have been exposed.”

The data comes the same week that the BCCDC said 26 more flights with COVID-19 cases on board have passed through airports throughout the province. The flights were added to the BC CDC’s list of public exposures between April 12 and 14.

For passengers in affected rows or all passengers if rows aren’t specified, Health Canada advises self-monitoring for symptoms for 14 days, using the self-assessment tool, and contact their local public health authority for further guidance specific to their area.

“Quarantine immediately if you develop symptoms at any time and contact your public health authority,” the agency added.

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