Coronavirus warning for Vancouver flights from Manila, Edmonton, and Toronto

Oct 7 2020, 6:38 pm

The BC Centre for Disease Control says passengers with coronavirus were on board flights to Vancouver from Manila, Edmonton, and Toronto.

The BC CDC added Philippine Airlines flight 5116 on October 1 from Manila to Vancouver to its coronavirus exposures page Wednesday. The flight’s end destination was Toronto, but it made a stop in Vancouver. Passengers in rows 65 to 71 were the most at risk.

Someone one board WestJet’s flight 725 on September 25 from Toronto to Vancouver also had coronavirus. The infected individual was seated between row 1 and row 7.

The BC CDC also flagged WestJet’s flight 171 on September 28 from Edmonton to Vancouver for coronavirus exposure. The passenger with coronavirus was somewhere between row 23 and 29.

Everyone on board these flights should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, and seek testing if they become ill.

Megan DevlinMegan Devlin

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