11 more flights involving B.C. airports added to COVID-19 exposure list
Published Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:41PM PST
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VANCOUVER -- The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has added several more flights to its list of COVID-19 exposures.
The latest additions took off as recently as Nov. 5 and as long ago as Oct. 22. Details of the affected flights follow.
- Oct. 22: Lufthansa flight 492 from Frankfurt to Vancouver (rows 22 to 27)
- Oct. 29: Air Canada/Jazz flight 8084 from Seattle to Vancouver (rows one to five)
- Oct. 30: Aeromexico flight 696 from Mexico City to Vancouver (rows 13 to 19)
- Oct. 30: Air Canada flight 25 from Vancouver to Incheon (rows 50 to 55)
- Oct. 30: Air Canada flight 114 from Vancouver to Toronto (rows 43 to 49)
- Nov. 2: Flair flight 8187 from Prince George to Edmonton (rows 26 to 32)
- Nov. 2: Flair flight 8157 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 29 to 32)
- Nov. 3: Air Canada flight 8418 from Vancouver to Kelowna (rows one to seven)
- Nov. 3: WestJet flight 706 from Vancouver to Toronto (rows 25 to 29)
- Nov. 4: United Airlines flight 1641 from Denver to Vancouver (rows 22 to 27)
- Nov. 5: WestJet flight 129 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows four to 10)
Anyone who was a passenger on any of the listed flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, seeking testing and self-isolating if any develop.
Passengers seated in the specified rows are considered to be at greater risk of contracting the disease because of their proximity to a known case.
Everyone who arrives in B.C. on an international flight is required to self-isolate for 14 days upon landing.
Health officials in B.C. no longer directly contact people who were seated near someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 on a flight. Instead, health authorities post notices about affected flights online.