Victoria flight added to province’s COVID-19 exposure list

Victoria flight added to province's COVID-19 exposure list

Passengers recently onboard an Air Canada flight that took off from Victoria International Airport are being warned of possible exposure to COVID-19.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has added Air Canada/Jazz 8050 from Victoria to Vancouver on Feb. 12 to its exposure list.

The affected rows on AC 8050 are rows 6 to 12.

It’s the second time since the pandemic began that an Air Canada flight that left Victoria and landed in Vancouver has been added to the BCCDC’s exposure list, the last time being on Jan. 28.

Over 20 flights from Victoria have been added to the exposure list this year alone.

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.

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