A passenger plane that landed at Victoria International Airport earlier this week had COVID-19 on board.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, there was a case of COVID-19 on board Air Canada flight 8073 that departed Vancouver and landed at Victoria International Airport on July 13.
Passengers are urged to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
Additional details about the flight were not provided by the BCCDC.
According to Flightradar24.com, AC 8073 was scheduled to depart Vancouver at 4:50 p.m. and arrive in Victoria at 5:19 p.m. on July 13. Data available also shows that an Air Canada turboprop aircraft listed as AC8073 landed in Victoria at 5:19 p.m. that day as well.
B.C. no longer directly contacts passengers who were on a domestic flight and seated near a confirmed case during the flight.
A total of 11 domestic flights and six international flights have had cases of COVID-19 so far this month according to the BCCDC’s website.
There was a case of #COVID19 on board an Air Canada flight that arrived at Victoria International on July 13.
Below is a list of domestic flights BC CDC says COVID-19 cases have been identified on board. pic.twitter.com/Deycp6CzZK
— Nicholas M Pescod (@npescod) July 19, 2020
We have added two more flights with potential #COVID19 exposure.
– July 13: Air Canada – Toronto to Vancouver
– July 13: Air Canada – Vancouver to Victoria
More details available here: https://t.co/785ybAvmcn pic.twitter.com/Yj2sZ4CmMU
— BCCDC (@CDCofBC) July 18, 2020
CHEK has reached out to representatives with Victoria International Airport and Air Canada for comment but has not received a response.