Advisory issued after possible COVID-19 exposure on Air Canada flight to Halifax

An Air Canada jet takes off from Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Thursday, March 8, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has issued an advisory about potential COVID-19 exposure on an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax.

The NSHA says Air Canada flight AC 626 departed from Toronto at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, June 26 and landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 11:17 p.m.

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Anyone on the flight may have been exposed, but health officials believe those sitting in rows 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 seats A to C are more likely to have had close contact.

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Those passengers are being asked to call 811. Public health is directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person confirmed to have COVID-19.

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It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the flight may develop symptoms up to 14 days after. This would be up to, and including, July 10, 2020.

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COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Hoarse voice
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without clear cause


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