A recent flight that arrived at the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) has been added to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 public exposure list.
The BC CDC is warning air travellers, who were on board Air Canada flight 195 from Toronto to Victoria that arrived on October 15, of a possible exposure to COVID-19.
According to the BC CDC, a case of the coronavirus has been identified on this flight and passengers that sat in rows 17-23 are being advised to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.
The BC Centre for Disease Control advises passengers to monitor themselves for 14 days. Anyone seeking advice on self-isolation and monitoring for symptoms can find more information on the BC CDC website.
This marks the third inbound Victoria flight that has been added to the BC CDC’s exposure list in the past week.
Currently, health officials are warning travellers of possible exposures on board two separate WestJet flights that arrived from Calgary last week.
Both flights were numbered WestJet 195.
One arrived on October 11, with officials warning passengers who sat in rows 1-7, the other arrived on October 10 and officials say that rows 5-11 are affected.
Passengers seated in these rows should be considered to be at higher risk of exposure due to their proximity to the case, according to the BC CDC.
The BC CDC also states if air travellers who have travelled to or from other parts of Canada are concerned about potential in-flight exposure, to please check for similar information posted on other provincial public health web sites or the federal government web site.