Flights regularly coming into the country with confirmed COVID-19 cases has residents demanding an answer from the federal government, which has largely remained silent on its decision to keep Mississauga’s Pearson Airport open during the pandemic.
Those flights include eight new flights reported recently, of which only one was domestic, landing at Pearson from Vancouver on April 7.
The other seven were international, all landing at Pearson from abroad between April 5-7.
67 rows were affected by COVID-19 across all eight flights.
Additionally, a flight from Hamilton International Airport to Edmonton on April 6 saw at least 14 rows affected by COVID-19.
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.
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