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24 more flights land at Pearson Airport with COVID-19 cases

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24 more flights land at Pearson Airport with COVID-19 cases

Twenty-four more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported at Pearson Airport recently, the majority of which were international flights that landed at the airport from abroad.

From February 6 to 11, seven domestic flights were reported with cases of the virus, including five that departed from the airport and two that arrived.

In that same timeframe, two international flights departed and 15 arrived.

A number of rows were affected on each flight.

According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows behind or in front of a row where a seated person is confirmed to have COVID-19 “during a period when they may have been infectious to others.”

Passengers who were sitting in the affected rows (or all passengers on the flight if rows aren’t specified) are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and contact public health if they start showing symptoms of the virus.

Travellers are reminded to quarantine for 14 days after returning to Canada from abroad.

New travel restrictions came into effect on February 1, including a mandatory COVID-19 test when arriving at Pearson and mandatory quarantining at local hotels. Travellers who refuse the test could be hit with a $750 fine.

All flight data is listed on the federal government’s website.

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