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Third flight from Haiti to Montreal lands with COVID-infected passengers

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Air Transat jets prepare to take off at at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in June 2018.PHOTO BY DANIEL SLIM /AFP/Getty Images

By The Toronto Sun

For the third time in 10 days, so many passengers on an Air Transat flight from Port-au-Prince to Montreal tested positive for COVID-19 that Health Canada deemed the entire plane impacted by the virus.

On Wednesday, Health Canada added TS663 — which landed in Montreal on Jan. 17 — to its online list of COVID-impacted flights. Two other flights from Haiti earlier this month —TS663 and TS665— were deemed to have all rows affected by passengers who subsequently tested positive for the virus.

As of Jan. 20, 139 flights with at least one COVID-19 infected passenger landed in Canada since Jan. 7, when negative COVID-19 tests were made mandatory for all Canada-bound flights.

Haiti was granted an exception to this rule until Jan. 21 due to a lack of testing infrastructure, Transport Canada told theSun earlier this week. Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jan. 25, 2021

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