Nine more flights with COVID-19 land at Pearson Airport; 89 total rows affected

Published May 12, 2021 at 5:24 pm

Pearson Airport recently saw 14 new flights with COVID-19 cases, nine which landed at the airport and five which departed.

According to the federal government’s data, there were 10 domestic flights (within Canada) arriving at or departing Pearson between May 5 and 8.

In that same timeframe, there were four international flights, three of which landed at the airport from abroad.

At least 89 rows were affected across all 14 flights, with some flights reporting unknown rows.

Effective April 22, the federal government has suspended incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan for a month as cases of COVID-19 surge in both countries.

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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