Trudeau's Liberal government has admitted that there have been zero confirmed cases of passenger-to-passenger COVID-19 transmission in Canada.
The admission was buried in an announcement made earlier today for Canada’s Flight Plan for Navigating COVID-19.
Before we get into the impact on Canadian air travellers, here's the important bit:
To date, the Government of Canada is not aware of any cases attributed to passenger-to-passenger transmission on a flight to or from Canada. However, work continues with the provinces and territories to strengthen contact-tracing processes to reduce and quantify the risk of COVID-19 transmission during air travel.
That includes the time frame before mandatory masks were implemented on April 20.
The first case of COVID-19 in Canada was confirmed in a man travelling to Toronto from Wuhan in January.
So, nobody's getting COVID-19 on airplanes, but it's possible to bring the virus home to Canada if you're infected. That's not stopping the Liberals from keeping up restrictions.
More from the Flight Plan:
Key changes apply to all aspects of air travel, including in airports and aircraft. They include travel restrictions; mandatory use of face masks for passengers and crew; mandatory health checks by air carriers prior to passenger boarding; temperature screening at the busiest Canadian airports and at points of origin for all incoming flights to Canada; restricted services and passenger movement during flights; and enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols and practices.
More masks! Temperature screening but only at the “busiest” airports. Still no coffee service.