Potential coronavirus exposure identified on six Vancouver flights

Sep 21 2020, 11:25 pm

Half a dozen flights out of Vancouver’s YVR International Airport have been identified for potential coronavirus exposure.

The BC Centre For Disease Control announced the flights on Sunday, saying that they included four domestic flights and two international flights.

On September 10, Rows 26 to 32 of Air Canada 123 from Toronto to Vancouver was identified for potential exposure. Philippine Airlines 116 from Vancouver to Manila was also identified, with affected rows 46 to 52.

A pair of flights were also identified on September 13, both of which arrived in Vancouver from Toronto. Air Canada 127 was flagged with affected rows 18 to 21, while WestJet 709 was identified, with anyone sitting in rows 19 to 25 affected.

Two more flights were also detected on September 14. Flair Airlines 8156 from Vancouver to Regina, affected rows eight to 14; and Air Canada 575 from Los Angeles To Vancouver, affected rows 18 to 24.

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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