Potential coronavirus exposure identified on more BC flights

Aug 29 2020, 12:01 pm

The BC Centre for Disease Control has identified more flights where there was a risk of COVID-19 exposure that travelled through British Columbia this August.

Those on board are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after exposure, and get a coronavirus test if they become ill.

The most recent flight was on August 24. The BCCDC identified WestJet flight 138, from Vancouver to Edmonton, as being at risk of exposure. Rows 12 to 18 are the most at risk.

Two more domestic flights on August 23 were also identified for coronavirus exposure. According to the agency, passengers on Swoop flight 141, from Hamilton to Abbotsford are at risk, specifically, those in rows 17 to 23. A previously identified flight (Air Canada Flight 128) from Vancouver to Toronto, also occurred on the same day.

The other new flight added to the BCCDC’s list was on August 21, when Air Canada flight 8212, from Prince George to Vancouver, also had a potential exposure incident, with rows six to 12 the most effected.

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