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New COVID-19 case announced on Kelowna WestJet flight

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October 17, 2020 - 5:13 PM

A flight carrying a COVID-19 infected passenger has taken off from Kelowna this month.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported a COVID-19 case on WestJet flight 182, which took off from Kelowna and landed in Calgary, Oct. 10. Affected rows include one to four.

The CDC says passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

The Kelowna flight is one of 16 recorded flights with COVID-19 cases in B.C. this month.

Starting Oct. 1, Transport Canada updated its mask regulations. Bandanas, face shields and masks with exhalation vents are no longer accepted in Canadian airports.

READ MORE: Bandanas, face shields no longer accepted at Canadian airports

"A non-medical mask or face covering with an exhalation valve or vent, a non-medical mask or face covering made with mesh or lace fabric, a neck gaiter, a bandana, or a face shield are not acceptable as they don’t protect others from COVID-19 and don’t limit the spread of the virus," according to Transport Canada.

For more information, visit the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's website.


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