26 more flights, 156 rows affected by COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport

Published April 21, 2021 at 5:03 pm

The federal government reports that Pearson Airport saw 26 new flights with COVID-19 cases recently, including 16 that landed at the airport.

13 of the 26 flights were domestic, with 10 departing and three arriving between April 14-18.

The other 13 were international, and all 13 international flights landed at Pearson from abroad between April 14-19.

At least 156 rows were affected across all 26 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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