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Nova Scotia Health warns of potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight from Toronto

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Nova Scotia Health is reporting a potential COVID-19 exposure on a WestJet flight earlier this week.

Health officials say the potential exposure occurred on WestJet flight 3340 travelling from Toronto at 9:47 p.m. ET on Feb. 10.

The flight arrived in Halifax on Feb. 11 at 1:10 a.m. AT.

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Health officials are asking passengers in rows 2 to 8, seats A, C and D to visit Nova Scotia’s online COVID-19 assessment page to book a test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms.

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Individuals can also contact 811 to arrange for a test.

Passengers on the flight should continue to self-isolate for a 14-day period as required for all travellers arriving in Nova Scotia, except for travellers from Prince Edward Island.

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Officials say anyone exposed to the virus on the flight could develop symptoms up to and including Feb. 24.

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Nova Scotia considers symptoms to be if, in the past 48 hours, individuals have had or are currently experiencing:

  • Fever
  • Cough

Or two or more of the following symptoms:

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

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