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

Island flights added to province’s COVID-19 exposure list
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Passengers who were on two recent Vancouver Island flights are being warned about possible exposure to COVID-19.

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

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) added WestJet flight 3051 from Vancouver to Comox on Aug. 3 and Air Canada flight 8050 from Victoria to Vancouver on Aug. 5 to its COVID-19 exposure list.

The affected rows WestJet flight 3051 were rows 2 to 8 while on the Air Canada flight the affected rows were 3 to 9.

It’s unclear when the flights were actually added to the exposure list because BCCDC did not notify the public about the exposure over social media — something they have previously done.

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.

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