Every single passenger on board 2 international flights to Canada informed that they were potentially exposed to COVID-19
- All passengers on board two
Air Transatflights from Haiti to Montreal have potentially been exposed to COVID-19, the Toronto Sun reported.
- Passengers seated in "all rows" have been notified by the Canadian government's exposure tracking system that they need to monitor their symptoms.
- The Canadian government announced on January 7 that a negative
coronavirustest is required to fly. Haiti, where these passengers were traveling from, is one of the two territories exempt from this rule.
- More than 70 other
internationalflights to Canadahave carried people infected with the coronavirus, according to the Toronto Sun.
Two Air Transat flights had so many people on board infected with COVID-19 that all the passengers are now deemed to be at risk of catching the virus, the Toronto Sun reported.
Flights TS663 AND TS665 - both taking passengers from Haiti to Montreal - were identified by Health Canada as flights with several confirmed coronavirus cases, the paper said.Now, passengers seated in "all rows" have been notified that they have potentially been exposed to the virus.
On this occasion, however, passengers from "all rows" - the entirety of two
January 7 announcement by the Canadian government that requires all those boarding flights to Canada to provide proof of a negative coronavirus test.
Haiti, however, is an exception to the rule. Due to limited testing capacity, passengers flying to Canada from Haiti are not required to provide a negative result.
Since the negative test requirement was introduced, over 70 international flights that have landed in Canada have carried passengers infected with COVID-19, according to the Toronto Sun.Yesterday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that he hasn't ruled out introducing an international travel ban.
The tougher restrictions would be a response to Canada's recent surge in daily cases.
January has been the worst month on record for new COVID-19 cases in the country, according to Worldometer.On Saturday, Worldometer data shows that Canada recorded 6,816 new cases.
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