2 recent Island flights that arrived from Calgary added to province’s COVID-19 exposure list

2 recent Island flights that arrived from Calgary added to province's COVID-19 exposure list
Nicholas Pescod/CHEK News

Two flights that arrived on Vancouver Island from Calgary had COVID-19 cases onboard.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added WestJet 3153 from Calgary to Nanaimo Aug. 23 and 14-20
WestJet 491 from Calgary to Comox on Aug. 25 to their exposure list.

The affected rows on WestJet 3153 are 14-20 while the affected rows on WestJet 491 are 15-21.

BCCDC says passengers who were on a flight that has been added to the province’s COVID-19 exposure list should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and those who were sitting in rows identified are considered to be at a higher risk of exposure due to their proximity.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough or worsening of chronic cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of sense of smell or taste, runny nose, headache and fatigue.

A total of 120 flights that either departed or landed at airports on Vancouver Island have been added to the province’s exposure list this year.


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