If just one person on that flight got infected… B.C.’s 6th presumptive COVID-19 case flew from Montreal to Vancouver on Feb. 14.
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says the province’s 6th presumptive case of COVID-19, a woman in her 30s, flew on an Air Canada flight from Montreal to Vancouver on Valentine’s Day, eight days before she tested positive.
She might have caught it at the airport ahead of time. She might have been exposed on the flight. Were there others who got infected on that flight? Who knows?
And the Canadian .gov has jumped the on the “all is well” bandwagon. A letter was sent to school districts because one of her contacts went to several schools.
“There is no public health risks at schools in the region,” said the letter. “There is also no evidence that novel coronavirus is circulating in the community.”
“There is no evidence” is very different from “there is no risk.” And there is some evidence that COVID-19 is in the community. At least one case has been identified. This is not going to end anytime soon.