Potential coronavirus exposure identified on five more Vancouver flights

Sep 6 2020, 10:45 am

The BC Centre for Disease Control has identified five more flights where there was a risk of coronavirus exposure.

On Saturday, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) tweeted that the flights were a mix of domestic and international, arriving and departing from Vancouver.

The newly identified flights range from August 21 to September 1, with the first occurring on Air Canada 8570, from Vancouver to Regina. Two days later on August 23, Air Canada 8569, heading from Regina to Vancouver also had an exposure event.

On August 31, Air Canada 123, from Toronto to Vancouver and Air Canada 575, from Los Angeles to Vancouver, also reported confirmed coronavirus cases on board.

Finally, on September 1, United Airlines U375, from San Francisco to Vancouver also had an exposure.

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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