Still no answer from feds as 14 flights land at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport with COVID-19

Published April 17, 2021 at 9:27 pm


As the province issues harsher restrictions in response to rising COVID-19 cases, the federal government is continuing to report flights landing at Pearson Airport with the virus.

18 flights with COVID-19 cases were recently reported at Pearson Airport, including four that departed the airport and 14 that arrived.

Five of the flights were domestic and 13 were international, landing at Pearson from abroad.

At least 113 rows were affected across all 18 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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