Old Oct 7, 20, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post

TORONTO -- Air Canada is pushing to drop the 14-day mandatory quarantine period for travellers returning to the country in favour of a test-based approach despite multiple flights still landing in the country with COVID-19 positive passengers.

The airline revealed the idea in a social media post on Tuesday, saying that more than 99 per cent of 15,000 voluntary COVID-19 tests taken by international customers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have tested negative.

“We believe that a test-based strategy may be a safe alternative to the 14-day quarantine,” the post said.
I'm confused. In their own study, people tested negative on arrival, and positive after 7 days. The article doesn't say they want to drop the quarantine. The statement from AC was that a test-based approach may allow them to "relax" restrictions and the quarantine (like to 7 days), but given the results of the study, and the lack of any quote or paraphrased statement about dropping anything, I think CTV is the only party here who thinks AC wants to "drop" the quarantine.

But sure, more fear mongering for the public to make AC look bad, when they're in fact approaching this much more scientifically than the government.
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