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85 INFECTED FLIGHTS LAND AT YYZ SINCE JAN. 2
Cancun was the top source for international flights carrying COVID-19 that landed in Toronto between Jan. 2 and Jan. 13.
Nine flights from the popular Mexican winter getaway hot-spot landed at YYZ with at least one infected passenger.
Flights from the United Arab Emriates were the second most common overseas arrival, with five flights arriving from Dubai and four from Abu Dhabi.
Six flights arrived from the Dominican Republic, split evenly between Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.
Five flights arrived from Cuba — three from Varadeo and two from Holguin.
Four flights arrived from Jamaica, with three each from Pakistan, Brazil, Ethiopia and Istanbul.
Two flights arrived from London Heathrow on Jan. 8 and 9, just days after Canada lifted its ban on passenger flights from the U.K.
Two flights also arrived from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland — which is not a member of the United Kingdom — on Jan. 2 and 4.
For U.S.-originating flights, five landed from Washington-Dulles with infected passengers, followed by four from Fort Lauderdale, two each from Los Angeles, Fort Myers, Fla., and Newark, and single flights from Detroit, Chicago and Orlando.
— Bryan Passifiume