4 recent Island flights added to province’s COVID-19 exposure list

4 recent Island flights added to province's COVID-19 exposure list

Passengers who were on a handful of recent Island flights are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on Tuesday added three Victoria flights and one Comox flight to its COVID-19 exposure list.

The four flights with exposures are listed below:

– Air Canada 397 from Calgary to Victoria on Sept. 30 (affected rows are 12-18)
– Air Canada/Jazz 8051 from Vancouver to Victoria on Sept. 29 (affected rows are 12-18)
– Air Canada 192 from Victoria to Toronto on Sept. 22 (affected rows are 15-21)
– WestJet 491 from Calgary to Comox on Sept. 21 (affected rows are 3-9)

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.

The addition of three flights to the province’s COVID exposure list brings the total number of Island flights with reported exposures this year to 161.

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