Select passengers of Lufthansa Flight 470 directed to self isolate and call public health
MISSISSAUGA, ON. (March 9, 2020) – On March 8th, Peel Public Health announced the third case of COVID-19 in Peel Region. Teh 50-year-old male traveller was on a Lufthansa flight 470 from Frankfurt that landed at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Saturday and may have exposed other travellers to COVID-19.
The case has since been followed up on by Peel Public Health staff and the investigation has determined that the case may have been able to pass the virus to others during their return flight home.
A statement by Dr. Jessica Hopkins, Medical Officer of Health says:
Passengers who were seated on the main deck of Lufthansa flight 470 (LH 470, Frankfurt to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport) in rows 1-4 (Business Class) on March 7, are directed to self-isolate and call Peel Public Health immediately at 905-799-770 or at 905-584-2216 if in Caledon.
All other passengers aboard the flight should self-monitor for signs of cough, fever or respiratory issues and call Peel Public Health if symptoms arise up until March 21.
The risk of COVID-19 in Peel remains low. The steps taken in response to this exposure, as well as ongoing protective measures set in place by Peel Public Health and our partners, are working to help keep our communities safe.
Again, if you were in the rows in question aboard the above-mentioned flight, please call Peel Public Health immediately at 905-799-770 or at 905-584-2216 if in Caledon.
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