KELOWNA (NEWS 1130) — WestJet says a passenger on a flight from Vancouver to Kelowna last week has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a release, the airline says passengers that were in rows 10 to 16 may be at risk of exposure.
Affected passengers are being asked to self-isolate and monitor themselves for symptoms.
“WestJet has standard procedures in place for dealing with illness and is working with PHAC, BC Centre for Disease Prevention, the Vancouver Airport Authority and Kelowna Airport,” the company says in a release.
For those who have recently been to Kelowna International airport: someone on a @WestJet flight from Vancouver Int'l to Kelowna on March 10th has tested positive for #COVIDー19 — particulars in the quote tweet… https://t.co/hOlyl8sXu8
— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) March 15, 2020
The airline says people who were in close contact with the infected passenger may be at risk of exposure.
“Public health officials recommend that affected individuals self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in Canada and monitor for symptoms. If symptoms occur, they are advised to contact HealthLinkBC at 811.”
The passenger flew on March 10.
As of Sunday, ten provinces have reported cases of the virus, and more than 25,000 Canadians have been tested.