More B.C. flights added to COVID-19 exposures list
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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 BCCDC added a dozen flights to the list Thursday and three more on Friday. Most of the flights either landed at or took off from Vancouver International Airport.
Details of the affected flights follow.
- Nov. 5: Air Canada flight 103 from Toronto to Vancouver (rows 42 to 45)
- Nov. 5: Air Canada/Jazz flight 8183 from Vancouver to Fort St. John (rows four to 10)
- Nov. 9: Air Canada flight 854 from Vancouver to London (rows 37 to 43)
- Nov. 9: Swoop flight 207 from Edmonton to Abbotsford (rows 16 to 22)
- Nov. 9: United Airlines flight 1641 from Denver to Vancouver (rows not reported)
- Nov. 10: Air Canada flight 302 from Vancouver to Montreal (rows 32 to 36)
- Nov. 11: Alaska Airlines flight 3304 from Seattle to Vancouver (rows not reported)
- Nov. 12: Air Canada flight 241 from Edmonton to Vancouver (rows 23 to 29)
- Nov. 12: Air Canada/Jazz flight 8183 from Vancouver to Fort St. John (rows five to 11)
- Nov. 13: Air Canada flight 222 from Vancouver to Calgary (rows 22 to 28)
- Nov. 13: Air India flight 185 from Delhi to Vancouver (rows not reported)
- Nov. 14: Air Canada flight 561 from San Francisco to Vancouver (rows 12 to 17)
- Nov. 16: Air Canada flight 209 from Calgary to Vancouver (rows 21 to 27)
- Nov. 16: Air Canada flight 341 from Ottawa to Vancouver (rows 23 to 29)
- Nov. 16: Air Canada/Jazz flight 8280 from Vancouver to Prince Rupert (rows nine to 12)
Anyone who was on any of the flights should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for two weeks, seeking testing and self-isolating if any develop, according to the BCCDC.
Passengers seated in the listed rows are considered to be at greater risk because of their proximity to a confirmed case of the coronavirus.
Travellers arriving in B.C. from other countries are required to self-isolate for two weeks upon their arrival. Passengers on domestic flights with COVID-19 cases on board are not required to self-isolate.
Health officials in B.C. do not 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.