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Another possible COVID-19 exposure on an Air Canada flight to Sydney announced

Passengers disembarking an Air Canada flight at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport at an earlier date. Nova Scotia Health issued an  advisory on Tuesday of another potential COVID-19 exposure on a Toronto to Sydney flight. On Sunday night NS Health issued an advisory of possible exposures on two Air Canada flights.  Sharon Montgomery-Dupe/Cape Breton Post
Passengers disembarking an Air Canada flight at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport at an earlier date. Nova Scotia Health issued an advisory on Tuesday of another potential COVID-19 exposure on a Toronto to Sydney flight. On Sunday night NS Health issued an advisory of possible exposures on two Air Canada flights. Sharon Montgomery-Dupe/Cape Breton Post
SYDNEY, N.S. —

Another potential exposure to COVID-19 has been identified on an Air Canada Toronto to Sydney flight.

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) says the potential exposure is in conjunction with Air Canada flight 8210 on Dec. 4, which departed Toronto at 8:49 p.m. and arrived in Sydney at 11:55 p.m. Passengers in rows 16-20 are asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a COVID-19 test, regardless of whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who doesn’t have online access can also call 811 or if they have other symptoms that concern them.

All other passengers on this flight are advised to continue to self-isolate as required and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, Dec. 18.

On Sunday night NSH issued an advisory of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two recent Air Canada Toronto to Sydney flights. The flights include Air Canada flight 8210 on Dec. 2 travelling from Toronto at 10:20 p.m. and arriving in Sydney at midnight. Passengers in rows 14 to 18 are advised by NSH to continue to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.

As well, NSH warned of a possible exposure on AC 8210 Nov. 18 travelling from Toronto at 10:55 p.m. and arriving in Sydney at 12:16 a.m. on Nov. 19. Passengers in rows 21 to 25, seats A, C, D and F should continue to self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms the past 48-hours is asked to visit covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/ to do a self-assessment .

Symptoms include a new or worsening fever or cough or two of the following: sore throat, runny nose, headache, shortness of breath.

People are asked to not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre without being directed to do so.

Currently, anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate alone for 14 days after arriving. If a person travelling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada, then everyone in the home where they are self-isolating will have to self-isolate as well.

As of Tuesday morning, there were 90 active COVID-19 cases listed in the province.

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