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Toronto sees spike in COVID-infected flights from India

Thirteen flights from India landed at Toronto airport carrying passengers with COVID-19.

Data published by Health Canada shows the Toronto bound flights, two per day in some cases, departed Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi carried at least one passenger who tested positive for the potentially fatal respiratory virus between Feb. 4 and Feb. 14

The flights were operated by both Air Canada and Air India.

While Canada requested airlines halt flights to the Caribbean and Mexico as of Jan. 31, airlines are still permitted to operate flights to other destinations.

Both Frankfurt and Jamaica had the second-most number of COVID infected landings at YYZ over the past two weeks, tied with seven.

London Heathrow came third with five, followed by Dubai with four, Istanbul, Pakistan, Dominican Republic and Mexico with three, and the United Arab Emirates and Cairo with two.

Other countries with single flights include Qatar, The Netherlands, Portugal and Ethiopia.

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