14 more flights land with COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, federal government warns

Published July 31, 2021 at 9:49 pm

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The federal government is warning the public about 17 recent flights with COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, 14 of which landed.

Three of the flights were within Canada, all departing the airport from July 26 to 29.

The other 14 flights were international, all landing from abroad between July 26 and July 29.

At least 90 rows were affected across all 17 flights, with some flights reporting unknown rows.

Despite the loosening of rules for most international travelers arriving at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport, the direct flight ban from India has been extended for another month, this time until August 21.

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.

“Unknown” rows may be reported if the row number for the person confirmed to have COVID-19 can’t be validated, or if a member of the crew is confirmed to have COVID-19.

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.

Fully vaccinated Canadians returning to Mississauga’s Pearson Airport are no longer required to quarantine for two weeks.

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

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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