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Five more Vancouver flights listed with COVID-19 exposures

Citynews 1130 Vancouver
(Courtesy BCCDC)
Summary

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has added five flights with COVID-19 exposures involving Vancouver

All occurred between July 13 and 22 and involved flights from Montreal, San Francisco and Mexico

The list of public exposures now lists 15 coronavirus exposures on international flights to or from Vancouver

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has added five flights with COVID-19 exposures involving Vancouver.

All occurred between July 13 and 22 and involved flights from Montreal, San Francisco and Mexico.

The list of public exposures now lists 15 coronavirus exposures on international flights to or from Vancouver since June 3.

The centre for disease control also lists 13 domestic flights involving Vancouver in the same time.

Of the five new flights, three involved Air Canada, while one was WestJet, while the other was Aeromexico.

Four of the five were headed to Vancouver International Airport.

BCCDC recommends passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

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“Travel outside of Canada is not recommended at this time,” BCCDC says of international flights. “All passengers who have traveled outside of Canada are required to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days upon their arrival.”

The origin of international flights with COVID-19 exposures include Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seoul, South Korea, and London.

Both Air Canada and WestJet have been criticized by health officials for relaxed seating restrictions meant to help limit transmission of COVID-19.