Saskatchewan government now sharing COVID-19 flight info
The Saskatoon airport is pictured in this file photo.
SASKATOON -- The provincial government is now providing a publically-available online list of flights that have arrived or originated in Saskatchewan carrying a passenger who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The resource also lists information about which rows of seating could be affected and the date of the flight.
- External website link: Sask. government list of flights affected by COVID-19
"People seated in the affected seats on the flight are asked to self-isolate and self-monitor for 14 days after the last day of potential exposure," the province says on its website.
On March 12, a provincial mandatory 14-day self-isolation order came into effect for anyone arriving from a destination outside of Canada.
As a result, the province says it will only be listing affected domestic flights from March 12 onward because all international travellers should already be under self-isolation.
On Wednesday afternoon, there were nearly 20 flights listed by the province, mostly landing in Saskatoon or Regina.
- Interactive map: Tracking every case of COVID-19 in Canada
Seat information was not available for three of the flights.
Also on Wednesday, Canada's health minister announced all international travellers returning home must go into mandatory self-isolation for 14 days according to new measures being enacted under the federal Quarantine Act.