COVID-19 exposure warning posted for flight from Calgary to Victoria

COVID-19 exposure warning posted for flight from Calgary to Victoria
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A COVID-19 exposure has been posted on a Victoria flight.

A flight from Calgary to Victoria has been added to the province’s COVID-19 exposure warning list.

The flight was WestJet 195 on Oct. 10. The affected rows are five to 11.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) added the flight to the list on Thursday. The other flight that was added was Air Canada Flight 127 from Toronto to Vancouver on Oct. 7. The affected rows are 18 to 22.

The last time a COVID-19 exposure was reported on a Victoria flight was at the beginning of October when a Sept. 23 flight was added to the list. 

Passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, the BC CDC says.

All passengers who have travelled outside of Canada are required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival, according to the BC CDC.

According to the BCCDC, symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever (see below)
  • Chills
  • Cough or worsening of chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle aches
While less common, symptoms can also include:
  • Stuffy nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rashes or discoloration of fingers or toes.



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