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Potential coronavirus exposure reported on WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax

A WestJet airlines plane at the Ottawa airport Wednesday June 26, 2019.
A WestJet airlines plane at the Ottawa airport Wednesday June 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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.”

The province recommends Nova Scotians visit the province’s self-assessment website if, in the past 48 hours, they have had or are currently experiencing:

  • Fever (i.e. chills/sweats)
  • Cough (new or worsening)

Or if an individual has two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath

Update: This story has been updated with the latest guidance from the Nova Scotia Health Authority