Coronavirus Canada updates: Saskatchewan issues COVID-19 exposure alert for Regina airport

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Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning the public of a potential COVID-19 exposure at Regina International Airport.

An individual who tested positive for the virus visited the airport when they were “likely infectious” on Aug. 23 between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

“The individual was in several areas of the airport, including visiting the Tim Horton’s business that is located in the secure area of the airport to the left of the screening area, prior to boarding a flight,” wrote a press release by officials. “This person is from a different province and that province will provide further information about the flights.”

It’s unclear at this moment which province the individual is from. As of the time of the alert, no flights involving the Regina airport on Aug. 23 have been added to Saskatchewan’s list of “affected flights,” which lists potential exposure situations in which a confirmed COVID-19 case was on the plane.

Officials are advising individuals who were at the airport during the specific time and data to immediately self-isolate and organize a test if they have had or currently have symptoms of COVID-19.

All others who have not yet experienced symptoms should continue to monitor themselves for 14 days.

On Saturday, health officials also announced four new cases of COVID-19, with two each in the South West and Saskatoon zones. Five more people have recovered in the same timeframe, meaning there are now 43 cases that are considered active in the province. Of those cases, 18 of them are in communal living settings.

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