Coronavirus Canada Updates: Potential COVID-19 exposure on Toronto to Halifax flight

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The Nova Scotia Health Authority is reporting a potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Toronto to Halifax flight.

The flight is Air Canada flight 626 which departed Toronto at 9 p.m. on Sept. 30 and arrived in Halifax at 12:14 a.m. on Oct. 1.

The NSHA says passengers in rows 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 in seats D, E and F are more likely to have come in close contact. Passengers in these rows should call 811 for advice.

Anyone exposed to the virus on this flight could develop symptoms up to, and including, Oct. 15. Passengers on the flight but not in the specified rows should monitor for symptoms up until Oct. 15.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

Fever (i.e. chills/sweats), cough (new or worsening) or two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

Sore throat
Runny nose/nasal congestion
Shortness of breath
If you were not in the affected rows but on this flight and are experiencing any of the above COVID-19 symptoms:

Call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.
“When Nova Scotia Health Public Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behavior or activities of those named in the notification,” says the news release.

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is required to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving.


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