Flights from 10 countries land in Toronto in eight days carrying COVID-19 patients [Video]


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TORONTO –Flights from 10 different countries landed in Toronto in the first eight days of September with COVID-19-infected passengers.

According to data provided by the federal government, 19 flights touched down in Toronto between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 with people who later tested positive for the disease.

The United States, India, Germany and Mexico are among some of the 10 countries where the flights originated from. 

Despite some airlines and travel companies promoting international travel again, the federal government is still advising Canadians against leaving the country for non-essential purposes.

For those who do, it is mandatory to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Passengers are not notified directly by federal public health authorities to get tested, though the government acknowledges those onboard affected flights "may have been exposed to COVID-19."

Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said that Ontario police checks have uncovered 622 quarantine-order scofflaws since the start of the pandemic. 

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