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Three New COVID-19 Cases In Nova Scotia – Potential Exposure On Flight To Halifax Stanfield

Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the Central Zone. Two cases are related to travel outside of Canada, the third is a close contact of them. The individuals have been self-isolating.

None of the cases are related to the outbreak in New Brunswick.

Public Health has advised of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight 626 from Toronto which landed in Halifax on September 30.

It departed Toronto at 9:00 pm and arrived in Halifax at 12:14 am on October 1. Passengers in rows 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 seats D, E and F are more likely to have had close contact with the virus. Passengers in these seats are asked to call 811 for advice.

Anyone exposed to the virus on this flight could develop symptoms up to, and including, October 15. Those present on this flight but not these rows and seats should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 until October 15.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

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

OR

Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

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

If you were seated in the affected rows you should contact 811 for the next steps.

If you were not in the affected rows, but on this flight and are experiencing any of the above COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Call 811 for assessment. Please self-isolate until you receive 811 advice on next steps.
  • Do not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so by 811.

Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at novascotia.ca/coronavirushttp://novascotia.ca/coronavirus

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