8 additional flights landed with COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga last week

Published July 28, 2021 at 9:44 pm

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The federal government is reporting 12 recent flights with COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, eight of which landed.

Four of the flights were within Canada, all departing the airport from July 21 to 25.

The other eight flights were international, all landing from abroad between July 23 and 25.

At least 85 rows were affected across all 12 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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