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COVID-19 warning for four flights landing at YVR

Last Updated Jul 13, 2020 at 8:46 pm CDT

FILE - Economy class seating in a new WestJet 787 Dreamliner airplane. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol)
Summary

Anyone on Air Canada flight No. 8421 on July 6 should monitor themselves for symptoms for two weeks: BCCDC


BC Centre for Disease Control issued about possible exposure to COVID-19 on a recent flight from Kelowna


BCCDC previously warned about coronavirus exposures on five other flights that arrived at YVR


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Another warning has been issued about possible exposure to COVID-19 on flights landing in Vancouver.

A flight from Kelowna to Vancouver on July 6 is on the list of added flights, and appears to be linked to cases in that city among travellers around Canada Day.

Anyone who was on an Air Canada flight  No. 8421 is being asked to monitor themselves for symptoms for two weeks.

BCCDC also warned of possible exposure on a flight from Montreal to Vancouver on July 8 with the flight No. 311.

Two more international flights have been added as well. One from Dallas to Vancouver, flight No. 1270, and one from San Fransisco to Vancouver on July 7 with the flight No. 375.

The centre previously warned about coronavirus exposures on five other flights that arrived at Vancouver International Airport, including passengers who travelled on a recent Aeromexico flight from Mexico City. The latter, flight No. 696, flew to Vancouver on June 25.

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Meanwhile, two major Canadian airlines — Air Canada and Westjet — recently announced changes to eliminate physical distancing on flights.

That prompted a call from B.C.’s health minister asking for evidence it’s safe.