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

Four recent Vancouver Island flights added to province's COVID-19 exposure list
Nicholas Pescod/CHEK News

Passengers who were on four recent Vancouver Island flights are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) recently added four Vancouver Island flights to their COVID-19 exposure list.

Three of the flights took off or departed from an Island airport on Aug. 22 while the remaining flight occurred on Aug. 15, but was only added to the exposure list on Aug. 27.

The four flights with exposures are listed below:

– Air Canada/Jazz 8062 from Victoria to Vancouver on Aug. 22 (affected rows 6-12)
– WestJet 196 from Victoria to Calgary on Aug. 22 (affected rows 26-30)
– WestJet 491 from Calgary to Comox on Aug. 22 (affected rows 19-25)
– WestJet 3432 from Victoria to Calgary on Aug. 15 (affected rows 10-16)

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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 four latest additions to the exposure list brings the total number of exposures recorded on Island flights in the month of August to 30.

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