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Eight flights added to list of possible COVID-19 exposures on Saturday evening

Flights with exposure to the coronavirus included seven within Canada and one from the U.S.
Airplane seats. Richmond News file photo.

BC Centre of Disease Control (BCCDC) has added eight more flights to its list of public COVID-19 exposures.

Seven domestic and one international flights through B.C. airports were flagged.

The affected flights are:

  • Dec. 20: United Airlines flight 575, from Denver to Vancouver (affected rows: 19 to 25)
  • Dec. 22: WestJet flight 3100, from Fort St. John to Calgary (affected rows: not reported)
  • Dec. 22: WestJet flight 3113, from Calgary to Kamloops (affected rows not reported)
  • Dec. 28: Air Canada flight 123, from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows: 55 to 61)
  • Dec. 31: Flair Air flight 8513, from Saskatoon to Vancouver (affected rows: eight to 14)
  • Dec. 31: Air Canada flight 301, from Montreal to Vancouver (affected rows: 12 to 15)
  • Dec. 31: Air Canada flight 107, from Toronto to  Vancouver (affected rows: three to seven)
  • Jan. 1: Air Canada flight 124, from Vancouver to Toronto (affected rows: one to five)

Passengers seated in the affected rows “should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case,” reads BCCDC’s website.

BCCDC is asking all domestic flight passengers to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days if they were on a flight with a confirmed case of the COVID-19 as it will no longer be directly notifying passengers seated near a case of the virus.

Travellers arriving in B.C. from outside of Canada are required to complete the federal ArriveCAN application  digitally before entering Canada and must self-isolate for 14 days and monitored for symptoms upon their arrival under the federal Quarantine Act.



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