More Vancouver flights identified with potential coronavirus exposure this week

Sep 10 2020, 2:09 pm

Two more flights touching down at YVR have reported to have COVID-19 cases on board, the second time this week new exposures have been flagged on Vancouver flights.

The BCCDC said all of the flights were domestic trips headed to or from Winnipeg and Edmonton.

Most recently, on September 5 Air Canada flight 295, from Winnipeg to Vancouver, flew with a now confirmed case. Rows 19 to 25 are the most at risk.

Besides that, the other new addition was on August 30, when Flair flight 8101, from Vancouver to Edmonton, also carried a confirmed case of the disease. According to the BCCDC, rows 17 to 23 are the most at risk.

The BCCDC says that anyone who was on a flight that included a coronavirus case should “self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.”

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

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