Up to 50 rows and 9 more flights affected with COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga

Published March 13, 2021 at 9:47 pm

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Up to 50 rows and 9 more flights are affected with COVID-19 at Pearson Airport in Mississauga recently.

Two domestic flights with confirmed cases recently arrived at the airport — one coming from Montreal on March 8 and one coming from Vancouver on March 9.

The other seven flights were international, all landing at Pearson from abroad between March 8 and 10.

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.

From February 1 to February 21, Peel police say they issued a total of 49 fines for travellers refusing the mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport.

Police have since turned over enforcement to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), which has yet to confirm its own enforcement plan, and may not have the ability to issue fines or stop those who simply bypass all protocols and walk out of the airport.

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

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