Additional Island flights added to province’s COVID exposure list

Additional Island flights added to province’s COVID exposure list
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More flights linked to Vancouver Island have been added to the province’s coronavirus exposure list.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) added Air Canada/Jazz flight 8055 from Vancouver to Victoria on Aug. 3, WestJet flight 3295 from Vancouver to Victoria on Aug. 3 as well as WestJet flight 198 from Victoria to Calgary on Aug. 1 to its COVID-19 exposure list.

The affected rows on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8055 are 1 to 4, the affected rows on WestJet 3295 are 14 to 19, and the affected rows on WestJet 198 are 18 to 24.

It’s unclear when these flights were actually added to the exposure list because BCCDC appears to have stopped notifying the public about the flight exposure over social media — something they have previously done up until July 26.

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.

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