Officials warn of COVID-19 exposure on 4 more flights through YVR

Health officials are warning of possible COVID-19 exposure on four more flights through Vancouver.

The flights, both domestic and international, were added to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) public exposure list on Thursday.

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The flights are:

  • July 30: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (affected rows: 21 to 27)
  • Aug. 3: Swoop flight 235 from Edmonton to Abbotsford (affected rows: 1 to 7)
  • Aug.7: WestJet flight 461 from Calgary to Kelowna (affected rows: 5 to 11)
  • Aug. 7: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (affected rows: 14 to 20)

“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 public exposure webpage.

Passengers on a domestic flight with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Anyone arriving in Canada from outside the country is required to self-isolate for 14 days under the federal Quarantine Act.

So far, warnings have been issued for 20 domestic flights and 21 international flights in July, while for August, there have been warnings for three domestic flights and two international flights.

Earlier this week, three flights were added to the list. These include:

  • July 24: Air Canada flight 119 from Toronto to Vancouver (affected rows: 12 to 18)
  • July 27: WestJet flight 186 from Vancouver to Edmonton (affected rows: 2 to 8)
  • July 29: KLM flight 681 from Amsterdam to Vancouver (affected rows: 31 to 35)
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