14 COVID-19 exposures reported on Kelowna and Kamloops flights | iNFOnews


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September 11, 2021 – 11:03 AM

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control is reporting 14 COVID-19 exposures on Kamloops and Kelowna flights within the last two weeks.

Kamloops had one inbound flight with an infectious passenger, on WestJet flight 3241 from Calgary on Aug. 28, affecting rows one to 6. Another exposure was reported on outbound flight Air Canada/Jazz 8191, Sept. 2, to Vancouver, potentially exposed passengers in rows 15 to 21.

Of the nine flights arriving at Kelowna’s airport with possible COVID-19 exposures, three came from Calgary, three came from Edmonton and the other three were from Vancouver.

The flights travelling to Calgary with potentially exposed passengers were Air Canada/Jazz 8401, Sept. 6 between rows seven and 13, WestJet flight 279, Aug. 30 from rows one to four, and WestJet flight 3293, Aug. 29 at rows 11 to 17.

Flights landing in Kelowna from Edmonton reported at least one COVID-19 case on Flair Airlines 8447, Sept. 3 affecting rows 28 to 34, WestJet flight 3125, Aug. 30 from rows 10 to 16 and WestJet flight 3181, Aug. 30 from rows three to nine.

From Vancouver, exposures were reported on Air Canada/Jazz 8420, Aug. 30 from rows one to six, WestJet flight 3330, Aug. 30 between rows one and five and WestJet flight 3330, Sept. 6. from rows 15 to 21.

Flights from Kelowna to Vancouver reported exposures on Air Canada/Jazz flight 8415, Aug. 28 from rows eight to 14, WestJet flight 3323 between rows two and eight and WestJet flight 3309 on Sept. 1 affecting rows two to eight.

Passengers who have been exposed to affected rows are being asked to self-monitor for symptoms for two weeks and self-isolate immediately if symptoms develop and call the doctor, according to the centre.

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