An alarming 11 flights land at Pearson Airport in Mississauga with COVID-19 cases

Published June 26, 2021 at 9:27 pm

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COVID-19 cases on flights appear to be on the rise again, with the federal government reporting 12 new flights with cases at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, of which 11 landed at the airport.

Three of the flights were domestic, with one departing and two landing from June 19 to 20.

The remaining nine were international, all landing at Pearson from abroad from June 20 to 24.

At least 71 rows were affected by COVID-19 across all flights.

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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