An Air Canada flight that recently departed from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) has been flagged for having a case of COVID-19.
The BC CDC is warning air travellers, who were on board Air Canada flight 192 from Victoria to Toronto that departed on October 25, of a possible exposure to COVID-19.
According to the BC CDC, a case of the coronavirus has been identified on this flight and passengers that sat in rows 1-4 are being advised to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.
The flight, which was flagged on Thursday, is the latest to be added to the BCCDC’s exposure list.
The following flights were posted to the COVID-19 Exposures page: https://t.co/sBFniD6XWF
• October 18, Air Canada 8209, Vancouver to Prince George
• October 18, Air Canada 8575, Saskatoon to Vancouver
• October 25, Air Canada 192, Victoria to Toronto pic.twitter.com/6H8ONruA1a
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) October 30, 2020
The BC Centre for Disease Control advises passengers to monitor themselves for 14 days. Anyone seeking advice on self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms can find more information on the BC CDC website.
Those who were sitting in rows identified are considered to be at a higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case.
Currently, the BC CDC exposure list contains one other flight that arrived in Victoria from Toronto on Oct. 15 as well as a flight that recently landed in Comox from Calgary.
The BC CDC states if air travellers who have travelled to or from other parts of Canada are concerned about potential in-flight exposure, to please check for similar information posted on other provincial public health web sites or the federal government web site.
COVID-19 symptoms 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.