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WestJet is taking extra measures to clean planes because of coronavirus

WestJet is now taking extra measures to clean planes as the number of coronavirus cases in Canada soars to 67.

The Calgary-based airline is stepping up its sanitization process by adding two additional disinfecting products to its cleaning arsenal: hospital-grade Clorox Wipes and Spray.

WestJet planes are already given a full groom every 24 hours with Sanicide and Celeste 8500 products; the aircrafts are also equipped with HEPA filters for cleaner air.

The press release reads, "Each day WestJet operates approximately 700 flights, safely transporting more than 70,000 guests to over 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe."

"We hold ourselves to the highest standard and strive to create an environment as clean as realistically possible."

Air Canada also released a statement on its preventative measures, although it has yet to increase its cleaning process in response to the coronavirus outbreak — a fact that has many customers wiping down their seats.

WestJet announced its increased cleaning measures a day before it confirmed that two passengers aboard a WestJet flight had tested positive for coronavirus.

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