Coronavirus exposure identified on Mexico to Vancouver flight

Aug 13 2020, 3:51 pm

The Government of Canada has identified potential coronavirus exposure on a flight from Mexico that landed at Vancouver International Airport recently.

Passengers on Aeromexico flight AM696 that departed Mexico City and landed at YVR on Friday, August 7 could have been exposed to the virus, according to Canada’s coronavirus flight database. Rows 14 to 20 on that plane were at the highest risk.

The federal government keeps an up-to-date list of all flights with potential coronavirus exposure online. The flights are usually named several days after they land, so everyone who travelled recently can look to see if their flight had an infected passenger on board.

If you were on a flight with a coronavirus-positive passenger, the federal government recommends you watch for symptoms for 14 days after the flight — which is the virus’ maximum incubation period.

Common coronavirus symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, and gastrointestinal issues.

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