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Potential coronavirus exposure reported on WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax
Nova Scotia Health Public Health said it is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight 254 on Oct. 17 from Toronto to Halifax.
According to health officials, the flight departed Toronto at 21:45 p.m., landing in Halifax at 12:47 a.m. on Oct. 18.
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Passengers in rows 1 to 5 seats A, B, C, D are more likely to have had close contact, according to Public Health.
“Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice and to continue to self-isolate.”
Public Health said it is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on these flights may develop symptoms up to and including Oct. 31.
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“Those present on this flight but not in the identified rows and seats should continue to self-isolate as required and self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.”
COVID-19 symptoms include:
- Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)
- Cough (new or worsening)
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle aches
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- Hoarse voice
- Unusual fatigue
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without a clear cause
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