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Canada flags 5 flights from Mexico for COVID exposure

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Another 22 flights, including five from Mexico, were found to be carrying COVID-infected passengers to Vancouver’s airport. Photo: Facebook

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control has identified 22 recent flights, including five from Mexico, that seated at least one passenger with COVID-19.

The flights to Vancouver were added to the agency’s growing list of public exposures.

Since Jan. 7, air travelers bound for the Canadian province have been required to present a recent negative COVID-19 test, often frustrating passenger attempts to return home. If they get there, travelers still need to complete a 14-day quarantine.

The new list of flights where the virus made it through the airports starts soon after Christmas.

Trips include:

  • Dec. 28, Air Canada flight 1231 from Puerto Vallarta, affecting rows 1 to 7
  • Dec. 29, AeroMexico flight 696 from Mexico City, affecting rows 3 to 15
  • Jan. 2, AeroMexico flight 696 from Mexico City, affecting rows 21 to 30
  • Jan. 5, AeroMexico flight 696 from Mexico City; affected rows unknown; and AeroMexico flight 694 from Mexico City, rows 5 to 21

The list largely points to domestic flights that were found to have allowed at least one passenger aboard while carrying the coronavirus.

Source: BC CDC

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