COVID-19: Three screening officers at YVR test positive for virus

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority confirmed the cases but did not provide any other information.

A traveler walks past signage asking international travelers to self-isolate for 14 days in Vancouver International Aiport (YVR) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is significantly restricting the entry of non-residents into Canada to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Photographer: Jennifer Gauthier/Bloomberg ORG XMIT: 775497211

Three screening officers at Vancouver International Airport have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority confirmed the cases in an email Wednesday.

CATSA spokesperson Sandra Alvarez said there are 700 screening officers working at YVR, and three have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Alvarez did not provide any further information, but said the agency prioritizes the well-being of screening officers and those working in and travelling through Canadian airports.

“There has been no impact on our screening operations,” Alvarez said, in the email.

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