New Brunswick government, Moncton airport warn of possible COVID-19 exposure on flight

The New Brunswick government and Greater Moncton Romeo LeBlanc International Airport are alerting travellers that were on a flight last week that a fellow passenger has since tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

In a tweet, the airport said that the individual who tested positive had travelled onboard Air Transat flight TS2653 from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic on March 18.

Health officials have now asked anyone who travelled on that flight to self-isolate and to call 811 if they develop symptoms.

Earlier on Thursday, Dr. Jennifer Russell confirmed that the individual — identified by officials in Prince Edward Island as a male in his 30s — passed through the Moncton airport en route to P.E.I .where he later tested positive for COVID-19.

Russell said that the individual did not have symptoms when they travelled through Moncton but that they are issuing a warning out of caution.

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