More coronavirus exposure warnings issued for Vancouver flights

Jul 14 2020, 9:14 am

Several flights out of the YVR Vancouver International Airport last week have been identified with passengers that have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) says that there were four identified flights that took place between July 6 to 8.

This includes a number of domestic and international flights, as well as a flight that departed from Kelowna, which had a sweeping warning of coronavirus exposure issued last week.

International:

Airline Flight Number Date Origin Destination Affected Seats
American Airlines 1270 July 6 Dallas Vancouver n/a
United Airlines 375 July 7 San Francisco Vancouver n/a

Domestic: 

Airline Flight Number Date Origin Destination Affected Seats
Air Canada 8421 July 6 Kelowna Vancouver n/a
Air Canada 311 July 8 Montreal Vancouver n/a

Earlier this year, it was made mandatory that any passenger arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for two weeks. They were also required to complete and register a self-isolation plan.

The BCCDC says on its website that passengers would no longer be contacted directly if they sat near a confirmed case. Rather, updates are now posted on the BCCDC website.

“We recommend that flight passengers self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days following the flight,” says the health authority.

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