Two users of the Canadian Armed Forces aboard a flight that stopped at a army foundation in Happy-Valley Goose Bay, N.L., have tested positive for COVID-19.
As a precaution, some personnel operating on the base are now in self-isolation.
The two members who tested optimistic had been aboard an plane bringing 35 Canadian Air Power staff again to Canada as element of Operation Influence, which includes up to 850 Canadians deployed in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait.
The flight stopped overnight at 5 Wing Goose Bay on Aug. 24. In accordance to a assertion from the Armed Forces, all aircrew and passengers had been transported to lodging on the base and have been isolated from the rest of the base and the group.
These who examined constructive are at present in isolation at a foundation in Trenton, Ont.
The statement reported personnel from 5 Wing, these as bus drivers and people offering meals, adopted general public overall health protocols, wore masks and stored their physical distance from the customers on the flight.
The accommodations ended up effectively sanitized after the aircrew and passengers still left, the assertion claimed. The possibility of exposure at 5 Wing is very low, though there is some threat for deployed staff, it claimed.
The base has been in speak to with community overall health authorities, and call tracing has begun. Perry Trimper, a member of the Household of Assembly who represents Lake Melville, which involves Joyful Valley-Goose Bay, stated he grew to become aware of the news on Friday and described it to general public health officers.
“Each time this happens, the make contact with tracing takes place promptly,” Trimper explained.
“The Wing has instantly implemented individuals strategies. They have been geared up for this for various months, and that assurance was presented to provincial wellness authorities yesterday.”
The information arrives on the similar working day Newfoundland and Labrador reported its to start with new circumstance of COVID-19 in much more than two weeks.