More Vancouver flights identified with potential coronavirus exposure

Aug 16 2020, 11:45 am

Several more flights have been identified as having potential COVID-19 exposures, each of which touched down in Vancouver.

All the cases were reported on domestic travel as three flights were added to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s database of public exposures.

According to the BCCDC, on August 3, two WestJet flights left from Vancouver to Toronto that have now been included on the list. Anyone on WestJet flights 714 and 720 should self-isolate, with rows seven to 13 and four to 10 being the most at risk, respectively.

Most recently, on August 7, another flight from Vancouver to Toronto carried a now confirmed case of the coronavirus. Anyone travelling on Air Canada flight 112 may have been potentially exposed to the virus, with specified rows listed as “unknown.”

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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