COVID-19 exposure notice issued for Air Canada flight from Whitehorse to Vancouver

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An Air Canada plane at the Ottawa International Airport in April 2020. The Yukon government has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for an Air Canada flight to Vancouver on July 23. (Jonathan Dupaul/CBC - image credit)
An Air Canada plane at the Ottawa International Airport in April 2020. The Yukon government has issued a COVID-19 exposure notice for an Air Canada flight to Vancouver on July 23. (Jonathan Dupaul/CBC - image credit)

The Yukon government has issued a "low-risk" public exposure notice for a flight from Whitehorse to Vancouver on June 23.

People travelling on Air Canada flight 8890, which departed at 10 a.m., may have been exposed to COVID-19, according to a media statement on Sunday afternoon.

Public health officials are asking passengers on the flight to monitor themselves for symptoms and to self-isolate if any symptoms appear until they get tested for the virus.

As of Friday, there were 78 active cases of COVID-19 in Yukon.

The next case count update is expected Monday.

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