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

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

More flights linked to Vancouver Island were recently identified as having had a COVID-19 exposure onboard.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added five Island flights to its coronavirus exposure list since Sept. 27. Four of the flights linked to the Island either departed or arrived from Calgary.

The five flights with exposures are listed below:

– Harbour Air 216 from Victoria to Vancouver on Sept. 23 (affected rows not reported)
– WestJet 3153 from Calgary to Nanaimo on Sept. 22 (affected rows are 4-10)
– WestJet 3373 from Calgary to Victoria on Sept. 22 (affected rows are 5-11)
– WestJet 3175 from Calgary to Nanaimo on Sept. 19 (affected rows are 15-19)
– Flair 517 from Victoria to Calgary on Sept. 19. (affected rows are 24-30)

Those 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, says the BCCDC.

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 five flights to the province’s COVID exposure list brings the total number of Island flights with reported exposures this year to 157.

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