More COVID-19 warnings issued for B.C. flights

The BC Centre for Disease Control has added several more flights to its list of possible COVID-19 exposures.

The latest warnings – which were added to the list between Aug. 19 and Aug. 24 – include both inbound and outbound international and domestic flights.

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Each of the flights had at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, although the BCCDC does not specify how many cases are linked to specific flights.

All travellers arriving to B.C. from outside of Canada are required to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, under the federal Quarantine Act.

Passengers on domestic flights with a confirmed case of the virus are asked to monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

The affected flights are:

  • Aug. 8: Philippines Airlines flight 116 from Manila to Vancouver (affected rows 56 to 62)
  • Aug. 9: Air China flight 992 from Vancouver to Hohhot (affected rows 55 to 61)
  • Aug. 9: Lufthansa flight 492 (AC9101) from Frankfurt to Vancouver (affected rows 36 to 40)
  • Aug. 9: WestJet flight 136 from Vancouver to Calgary (affected rows 5 to 11)
  • Aug. 10: Air Canada flight 214 from Vancouver to Calgary (affected rows not reported)
  • Aug. 10: Air Canada flight 295 from Winnipeg to Vancouver (affected rows 12 to 15)
  • Aug. 10: Air Canada flight 296 from Vancouver to Winnipeg (affected rows 26 to 32)
  • Aug. 11: Sichuan Airlines flight 8501 from Chengdu, China to Vancouver (affected rows not reported)
  • Aug. 12: WestJet flight 164 from Vancouver to Edmonton (affected rows 7 to 13)
  • Aug. 13: WestJet flight 706 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected rows 22 to 28)
  • Aug. 13: Air Canada flight 344 from Vancouver to Ottawa (affected rows 12 to 16)
  • Aug. 14: Air India flight 1143 from Delhi to Vancouver (affected rows not reported)
  • Aug. 15: Air Canada flight 112 from Vancouver to Toronto (affected rows 18 to 24)
  • Aug. 18: WestJet flight 3387 from Calgary to Kelowna (affected rows not reported)
  • Aug. 18: Air Canada flight 305 from Montreal to Vancouver (affected rows 24 to 30)

“Where information on affected rows is available, passengers seated in these rows should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case,” reads the BCCDC’s website.

The full list of flight exposures can be found on the BCCDC’s website.

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