Passengers who were on a recent commercial flight that landed in Victoria are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.
The affected rows are 7 to 13.
The 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.
Dr. David Fisman, an epidemiology professor at the University of Toronto, previously told CHEK News there appears to be less risk of getting COVID-19 onboard an airplane than in other public places, such as malls and grocery stores, due to better ventilation.
The addition brings the total number of Island flights with reported exposures this year to 179.
October 23 cont’d
WestJet 3373, Calgary to Victoria
Air Canada 217, Calgary to Vancouver
WestJet 131, Calgary to Vancouver
WestJet 3125, Edmonton to Kelowna
— BC Centre for Disease Control (@CDCofBC) October 30, 2021