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Potential COVID-19 exposure on Toronto to Halifax flight

Nova Scotia Health advises of a potential exposure to the virus on an Oct. 15 flight
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Nova Scotia Health advises of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on a flight from Toronto to Halifax.

The flight was Air Canada flight 604 which flew from Toronto to Halifax on Oct. 15, departing from Toronto at 8 a.m.

Passengers in rows 21 to 27 in seats D, E and F are more likely to have come into close contact with the virus. Nova Scotia Health asks passengers in these seats to continue to self-isolate as required, monitor for symptoms and call 811 for advice.

Anyone exposed to the virus on this flight could develop symptoms up to and including Oct. 29. Passengers who were on this flight but not in the designated seats should still continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for symptoms until Oct. 26.

COVID-19 symptoms include: 

Fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening) 

OR

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

  • Sore throat 
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion 
  • Headache 
  • Shortness of breath 

Passengers who were on this flight but not in the designated seats and are experiencing any of these symptoms should call 811 for assessment. They also should not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre unless 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 behaviour or activities of those named in the notification.

On Oct. 12, there were potential exposures to COVID-19 on two other Air Canada flights. A taxi ride on the same day was also exposed to the virus.

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

All Nova Scotians are advised to continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow Public Health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirus.




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