25 new flights with COVID-19 cases reported at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

Published February 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

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25 more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported at Pearson Airport recently, including nine domestic and 16 international flights.

From January 31 to February 4, two domestic flights arrived at Pearson and seven departed with confirmed cases of the virus.

During that same timeframe, 16 international flights arrived at Pearson with confirmed cases of the virus.

A number of rows were affected on each flight.

 

According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows 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.

Residents are reminded to quarantine for 14 days after returning to Canada from travel abroad.

The federal government recently announced new travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, including a mandatory COVID-19 test when arriving at Pearson and mandatory quarantining at local hotels.

Since February 1 (when the restrictions went into effect), Peel Regional Police have issued three fines for travellers refusing to be tested at the airport.

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

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