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Seven new international flights land with COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport

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Seven new international flights land with COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport

The federal government is continuing to report flights affected by COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

Seven international flights were recently affected, all of which landed at the airport from abroad on June 7 to 9.

No recent domestic flights were affected.

At least 42 rows were affected across all seven flights.

Federal officials announced on May 21 that the current ban on flights from India and Pakistan, two hotspot countries, will be extended to June 21 in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 and variants into Canada.

Flights that are considered essential, such as those carrying health personnel and vaccines, will still be allowed entry.

According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows (two rows for business class) 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.

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

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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