Air Canada was reportedly notified of the situation by the British Columbia Center for Disease Control on February 22.

The passenger had left Iran and was on her way to Vancouver.

According to Air Canada, there is no question of quarantine. Employees are nevertheless invited by an internal note, which had not yet been released, to report any symptoms to a healthcare professional. Air Canada stressed to its employees that the risk of contracting the disease would be lower.


Pascale Dery, a spokesperson for Air Canada, informed La Presse by email that the company “is collaborating with public health authorities and has taken all the necessary and recommended measures”.

Marie-Claude Desgagnes, public relations at Aeroports de Montreal, told us that she has just been made aware of this case by the media. Air Canada did not notify Aeroports de Montreal.

Will a message and special precautions be sent to Aeroports de Montreal employees? Ms. Desgagnes noted that it was too early to say what would be done in the coming hours, that the organization was reacting to the news.

At the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport, an information kiosk has been set up by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Otherwise, said Ms. Desgagnes, it is the customs officers, who are in contact with travelers upon arrival, who ask the necessary questions.

The passenger reportedly experienced mild symptoms while traveling.



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