Suspected exposure to COVID-19 on two flights from Toronto to Halifax

HALIFAX – Passengers on flights from Toronto to Halifax may have been exposed to COVID-19.

On Saturday, Nova Scotia Health notified of possible exposure on the following flights:

  • Air Canada flight 610 on Monday from Toronto to Halifax. The flight departed Toronto at 2.10 p.m. Passengers in rows 10 to 16 in seats D to F have had close contact before. Passengers in these seats are asked to isolate themselves, check for symptoms, and call 811 for advice.

  • Air Canada flight 604 on Monday from Toronto to Halifax. The flight took off from Toronto at 8 am. Passengers in rows 27 to 30 in seats A to C have had close contact before. Passengers in these seats are asked to isolate themselves, check for symptoms, and call 811 for advice.

Symptoms expected

Public health says anyone exposed to the virus during flights is expected to develop symptoms up to 14 days later. This would be through October 26th.

Those present on the flights, but not in the identified rows, should continue to isolate themselves and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 until October 26.

Check for symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)

  • Cough (new or getting worse)

NSHA notes that symptoms can also include two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

NSHA is asking those in the affected rows to contact 811 for the next steps.

In addition, NSHA asks individuals who were not in the affected rows, but who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, to isolate themselves until they are 811 advised on next steps. Persons seeking assistance should not directly enter a COVID-19 assessment center without being asked by 811.

Meanwhile, up-to-date information on COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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