Coronavirus exposure identified on more flights to Canadian cities
Canadian officials have identified more domestic and international flights where there was a risk of coronavirus exposure recently.
The affected domestic flights this time travelled between Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, and Vancouver during the first week of August.
Everyone on board Air Canada flight 304 from Vancouver to Montreal on August 1 is asked to monitor for symptoms. There haven’t been any rows identified as high-risk, so everyone on the flight should self-monitor until 14 days after exposure.
The Canadian government also flagged Air Canada flight 427 from Montreal to Toronto on August 1. On that flight, rows 13 to 19 are considered at high risk of exposure.
Also on the list is Air Canada flight 7476 from Toronto to Quebec City on August 4. Rows 10 to 16 are considered high risk.
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Air Canada flight 418 from Toronto to Montreal on August 4 also had a risk of coronavirus exposure on board. Rows 20 to 26 are the most at risk.
The final domestic flight added to the list over the weekend was WestJet flight WS592 from Toronto to Montreal on August 7. There haven’t been any specific rows identified as high risk.
The government also named a few recent international flights landing in Canada as places where coronavirus could have been transmitted.
Pakistan International Airlines flight PK797 from Lahore, Pakistan to Toronto on August 2 had at least one COVID-19 positive person on board. Those seated in rows 66 to 72 were at high risk of exposure.
Delta flight DL7203 from Atlanta, Georgia to Calgary on August 4 also had a person with coronavirus on the plane. Rows 10 to 16 are considered at high risk of exposure.
Air Canada flight 7682 from Chicago to Toronto on August 4 was also flagged, with rows 20 to 26 listed as a high risk of exposure.
Air Canada flight 870 from Paris to Montreal on August 4 was also added to the list. Rows 58 to 64 on that flight are at the highest risk.
Etihad Airways flight EY141 from Abu Dhabi to Toronto on August 2 was also flagged over the weekend. Rows 7 to 11 are considered high risk for exposure.
An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Vancouver on July 31 was also names as a risk by the BC Centre for Disease Control. Rows 12 to 14 on flight 2930 are considered high risk.
A flight was posted to the #COVID19 exposures page:
July 31: Alaska Airlines Flight #2930, Seattle to Vancouver #YVR
Reminder: Anyone arriving in BC from outside of Canada is required to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival: https://t.co/qqOoL0E5GO
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) August 10, 2020