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Passengers On Over A Dozen Toronto Flights May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19 This Month

Air Canada had the most cases onboard their aircrafts.
COVID-19 Exposure On Toronto Flights Included 14 Journeys In July

If you've recently travelled through the 6ix, you might want to get tested. The Government of Canada has announced that COVID-19 exposure on Toronto flights was found in 14 separate journeys so far this month. Anyone who has flown into the country must self-isolate for the next two weeks. 

According to the government's website, over a dozen flights that have flown through Toronto may have exposed passengers to the disease. 

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However, it is important to note that the data only goes from Jun 29 to July 9 so far, and more flights may be recorded in the future. 

Air Canada has the most exposed planes, recording a total of six flights that may have put passengers in contact with COVID-19 in July.

Most of them were domestic, with exceptions from Cancun and Zurich. 

American Airlines and WestJet were also on the list, as well as Ethiopian Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, and United. 

The page lists the flight number, date, departure or arrival, and in most cases, affected row numbers. 

Some of the destinations and departures on the Toronto flights also included Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Charlotte, Detroit, Lahore, Washington, and others.

Government of Canada

Last month, 11 other incidents of exposure were tracked flying in and out of Toronto.

Most flights with affected passengers were flying domestic, so if you went on a trip to somewhere in Canada recently, you might want to check to see if you could have been exposed.

Health officials recommend self-isolating for 14 days after air travel, and it is mandatory if you were on an international flight entering the country. 

Toronto Pearson has taken steps to hinder the spread of COVID-19, with multiple new protocols in place for cleanliness and to prevent overcrowding. 

The airport is now equipped with robot cleaners and they are even testing out walk-thru disinfectant hallways.

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