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Canada Domestic flights account for 80% of COVID-19 cases among air travellers

00:26  11 may  2021
00:26  11 may  2021 Source:   globalnews.ca

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 30, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Friday, April 30, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 30, 2021. There are 1,219,425 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 1,219,425 confirmed cases (83,319 active, 1,111,887 resolved, 24,219 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 8,347 new cases Friday. The rate of active cases is 219.23 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 54,845 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 7,835. There were 50 new reported deaths Friday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 340 new reported deaths.

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a group of people sitting in a chair: Female and male passengers wearing facemasks during the flight. Flying in an Olympic Air De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 Turboprop aircraft during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic era with obligatory usage of face masks for the passengers. The flight crew, female air stewardess are wearing also safety equipment such as facemasks and gloves while the meals are changed and disinfecting napkin is provided. The domestic flight route is from Athens ATH LGAV Airport, the Greek capital to the islands of Cyclades. Greeks and foreign pax travel to popular islands such as Mykonos or Santorini after the Greek Government lifted the traffic ban, lockdown quarantine measures for tourists, easing generally the measures to relaunch the tourism season, with more Covid tests at the airports and the entry points to Greece. Although there are still some countries whose citizens are banned due to the increased numbers of Coronavirus cases. July 14, 2020 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Female and male passengers wearing facemasks during the flight. Flying in an Olympic Air De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 Turboprop aircraft during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic era with obligatory usage of face masks for the passengers. The flight crew, female air stewardess are wearing also safety equipment such as facemasks and gloves while the meals are changed and disinfecting napkin is provided. The domestic flight route is from Athens ATH LGAV Airport, the Greek capital to the islands of Cyclades. Greeks and foreign pax travel to popular islands such as Mykonos or Santorini after the Greek Government lifted the traffic ban, lockdown quarantine measures for tourists, easing generally the measures to relaunch the tourism season, with more Covid tests at the airports and the entry points to Greece. Although there are still some countries whose citizens are banned due to the increased numbers of Coronavirus cases. July 14, 2020 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Domestic flights in Canada are currently carrying more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than international flights, according to federal data, accounting for more than 80 per cent of planes with potential COVID-19 exposure.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Saturday, May 1, 2021

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A Global News analysis on Monday of government information on exposure from air travel between April and May of this year showed that 226 domestic flights had at least one passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 50 planes entering Canada from an international route.

Read more: Over 5,000 air travellers flying to Canada test positive for COVID-19 since February

Canada has imposed a raft of strict measures when it comes to international travel, including a flight ban from India and Pakistan amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases. But the same level of restrictions does not apply to passengers travelling within the country.

“We haven't really, as a country, said travel's a bad thing,” Colin Furness, an infection control epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, told Global News.

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“Getting on a plane during COVID is a lot like drinking and driving.

“It's reckless, it's dangerous, it poses a harm to others unnecessarily, for the most part.”

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As Canada grapples with a third wave of COVID-19, with some provinces reporting a surge in new cases, Furness said more needs to be done to discourage domestic travel, including a negative test requirement, heavy testing and mandatory quarantine.

A temporary COVID-19 tax on every seat sold can also help deter people from getting on a plane, he said.

“You can regulate a lot of behaviour simply by making it less appealing by making it more expensive and that money can go straight into COVID mitigation,” Furness said.

There are no federal requirements if you travel within Canada without having been out of the country.

“Provinces do have jurisdiction on who can travel into the province as we have seen in Atlantic Canada,” said Kelly Ouimet, a spokesperson for the office of Canada’s minister of intergovernmental affairs, Dominic LeBlanc.

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“Our government remains here to help in any way we can and we will continue to work collaboratively with provinces and territories to fight COVID-19,” she told Global News in an emailed statement.

Provincial health authorities have advised against non-essential travel amid the pandemic and imposed their own set of restrictions.

In Nova Scotia, you are legally required to self-isolate for 14 days even if you don't have symptoms and have travelled from outside the province.

But in Saskatchewan, it is not mandatory to self-isolate for 14 days upon return from an out-of-province trip.

Meanwhile, Alberta, which is seeing the country’s highest rate of COVID-19 infection, has no inter-provincial travel requirements.

As of April 19, Ontario has closed its land borders to Quebec and Manitoba — with some exemptions — but trains and flights are permitted to enter.

“Domestically, (there is) no issue flying from one province to the other,” said Martin Firestone, a travel insurance broker in Toronto.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, May 9, 2021

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“What is the point of stopping cars from coming over provincially if you're going to allow planes to fly?”

Firestone, of Travel Secure, said he has recently noticed an uptick in people travelling within Canada, with clients inquiring about travel insurance in another province, which is not needed.

Currently, international flights are only landing at four Canadian airports — Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

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Since many international travellers have to take a local flight to get to their final destination in the country, that could partially explain why domestic flights were carrying more COVID-19 cases, Firestone said.

A decline in international travel could also be contributing to why domestic routes now account for a greater proportion of cases.

Furness said an outright ban on provincial travel might be needed for a few weeks as variants of concern continue to spread across provinces and territories.

"The variants tragically made the way into the country in the first place ... but now that they're here, the worst thing we can do is stir the pot even more to make sure that they go from coast to coast. We shouldn't want that.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, May 16, 2021 .
The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday May 16, 2021. There are 1,328,582 confirmed cases in Canada. Canada: 1,328,582 confirmed cases (70,341 active, 1,233,293 resolved, 24,948 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 4,903 new cases Sunday. The rate of active cases is 185.08 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 40,721 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 5,817. There were 40 new reported deaths Sunday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 306 new reported deaths.

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