Flights into Regina had passengers who tested positive for COVID-19: government

REGINA — The government of Saskatchewan says two recent flights into Regina carried passengers who later tested positive for COVID-19.

In a post on its website, the government says Air Canada Flight 7947 from Toronto on July 4 and WestJet Flight 296 from Calgary on July 6 had confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on board.

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The province doesn't have information to offer on the affected seats on the WestJet flight, but says anyone sitting in rows 14 to 20 on the Air Canada flight may have been exposed.

The government is urging passengers to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after arriving at their destination.

People who think they may have been exposed to the virus on those flights can use the Public Health Agency of Canada’s self-assessment tool to gauge symptoms.

Saskatchewan also offers a self-assessment tool.

As of Monday, the province had 90 active COVID-19 infections with three people in hospital.

There have been a total of 871 cases, 766 people have recovered and 15 have died. (CJME)

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