Region of Waterloo Public Health says a fifth person has tested positive for the coronavirus. Health officials say the man had symptoms when he flew from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto Pearson International Airport on Air Transat Flight on March 6.
A man in his 40s is the fifth person with coronavirus in Waterloo region and health officials are warning people who may have come into contact with him while on a cruise and a flight from Fort Lauderdale on March 6.
Region of Waterloo Public Health says the man was on board the Celebrity Silhouette cruise that left Fort Lauderdale on February 23. The cruise made stops in: St Croix, Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and St Kitts and Nevis.
The man developed symptoms on March 1.
The cruise ended on March 6 in Fort Lauderdale and the man then flew from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto Pearson International Airport on Air Transat Flight 571 on March 6.
“Flight passengers in rows 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 are asked to self-isolate for 14 days,” public health said in a release Friday night. “All other passengers on the flight are asked to self-monitor for symptoms and call their local public health unit if they develop symptoms.”
The man contacted public health on March 1