New COVID-19 case introduced on Kelowna WestJet flight


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October 17, 2020 – 5:13 PM

A flight carrying a COVID-19 contaminated passenger has taken off from Kelowna this month.

The B.C. Centre for Illness Management reported a COVID-19 case on WestJet flight 182, which took off from Kelowna and landed in Calgary, Oct. 10. Affected rows embrace one to 4.

The CDC says passengers on a home flight with a COVID-19 case ought to self-monitor for signs for 14 days.

The Kelowna flight is certainly one of 16 recorded flights with COVID-19 instances in B.C. this month.

Beginning Oct. 1, Transport Canada up to date its masks rules. Bandanas, face shields and masks with exhalation vents are not accepted in Canadian airports.

READ MORE: Bandanas, face shields not accepted at Canadian airports

“A non-medical masks or face masking with an exhalation valve or vent, a non-medical masks or face masking made with mesh or lace material, a neck gaiter, a bandana, or a face protect aren’t acceptable as they don’t defend others from COVID-19 and don’t restrict the unfold of the virus,” in response to Transport Canada.

For extra data, go to the B.C. Centre for Illness Management’s web site.


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