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3 screening officers at Vancouver International Airport test positive for coronavirus

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Three screening officers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Global News

Three security screening officers at Vancouver International Airport have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority confirmed three cases of COVID-19 among the 700 screening officers at YVR.

The results have not affected screening operations, the agency said.

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The Vancouver Airport Authority said security screeners are following proper health protocols, and is confident that current safety and cleanliness measures will help prevent transmission of the virus.

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