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New COVID variant reached Vancouver Island

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The new COVID 19 variant reached Vancouver Island.

According to a Ministry of Health statement released Sunday, “The individual, who resides in the Island Health region, returned to BC from the UK on flight AC855 on Dec. 15, 2020.”

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Vancouver INternational AIrport’s COVID testing project

By Hannah Scott, Richmond Sentinel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After announcing a COVID-19 testing pilot project last month, Vancouver International Airport is almost ready to put the plan into action.

The project is a collaboration between the airport (YVR) and WestJet, and also involves the University of British Columbia as a research partner. After developing and reviewing the program, it will be available to passengers starting in early November.

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