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N.S. warns of potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 30 flight from Toronto

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nova Scotia health officials are advising residents of a potential exposure to the coronavirus on an Air Canada flight on Sept. 30.

Officials say the flight AC626 departed from Toronto at 9 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 12:14 a.m. on Oct. 1.

Passengers in rows 25 through 30, seats D, E and F are more likely to have had close contact, says a news release.

Public health advises passengers in those seats to call 811 for advice.

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According to the release, anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to Oct. 15.

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Those who were on the flight but not in the named seats should also self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

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If an individual is experiencing two or more of the following symptoms, they are also asked to see if an assessment is needed:

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  • sore throat
  • runny nose
  • headache
  • shortness of breath
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