The BCCDC has added WestJet flight 3349 on Nov. 23 to its flight exposure list. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

The BCCDC has added WestJet flight 3349 on Nov. 23 to its flight exposure list. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

New COVID-19 exposure on WestJet flight from Edmonton to Victoria

The BCCDC has added WestJet flight 3349 on Nov. 23 to its flight exposure list

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has issued an exposure warning for a flight that arrived at the Victoria International Airport on Nov. 23.

WestJet flight 3349 from Edmonton to Victoria had a case of COVID-19 on board, affecting rows eight to 14.

The BCCDC recommends that anyone in the affected rows self-monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as possible if any appear. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, and headache. Anyone experiencing these symptoms can fill out an online self-assessment form.

READ ALSO: Study: fever, loss of taste or smell and nausea among telltale COVID symptoms in kids

In November, there have been six flights with cases of COVID-19 aboard that landed in Greater Victoria so far. Two originated from Calgary, three from Vancouver and this last one from Edmonton.

The provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has strongly advised that no one travel unless absolutely essential. This measure will remain in place until Dec. 7, when the situation will be reassessed.

READ ALSO: COVID-19 exposures reported on two flights from Vancouver to Victoria


 

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