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29 flights with COVID-19 infections landed in Canada over the last 2 weeks

More flights carrying passengers that have been infected with COVID-19 are landing in Canada.

Over the last two weeks, 29 more flights have landed at major airports across the country with passengers testing positive for the virus, according to the government website.

There have been a total number of 12 domestic flights with passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 19 and Aug. 31. 

The majority of the flights landed at Toronto Pearson Airport, although other infected flights also touched down in Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.

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COVID-19 domestic flights in Canada during the  last two weeks. Photo via the Government of Canada.

There have been 17 international flights that landed in Canada with passengers who tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 19 and Aug. 31, according to the government website.

The infected flights originated in Europe, the United States, India, Mexico and other foreign countries.

Canada still requires all international travellers entering the country to quarantine for 14 days after arriving.

The borders remain closed to all non-essential travel, including travel related to tourism, recreation and entertainment (e.g. opening up holiday homes, hiking, fishing and/or hunting trips).

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COVID-19 international flights in Canada during the last two weeks. Photo via Government of Canada.

Eligible, asymptomatic immediate family members, spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may be permitted to enter the country.

In total, there have been at least 84 flights that landed in Canada with COVID-19 infections over the span of August.

On Friday, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said that there's been no recorded case of an individual contracting COVID-19 from a flight in Canada to date.

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