COVID-19 suspected on a Friday WestJet Toronto to Halifax flight; Passengers to self-monitor

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Muskoka Post Staff

On Wednesday, Nova Scotia Health Authority advised of potential COVID-19 exposure on WestJet flight WS 248 on Friday from Toronto to Halifax. The flight departed Toronto at 10 a.m. and landed in Halifax at 1:04 p.m.

Health authorities say while anyone on the flight could have been exposed, based on public health’s tracing to date, passengers in rows 16-21 who were seated in seats A-C are more likely to have had close contact. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.

Public health advised that it is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the flight may develop symptoms up to 14 days after. This would be up to, and including, July 10.

Those on the flight should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.


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