COVID-19 on P.E.I .: What happens on Friday, May 8


The Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, is expected to brief the Islanders on the status of COVID-19 at a news conference today at 1:45 pm It was originally scheduled for 1:30 am, but has been delayed.

The live broadcast will be broadcast here, on the CBC P.E.I. Facebook page and on CBC Radio One.

To date, there have been 27 cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, and 26 of these are believed to be recovered.

P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter warns that if you refuse to work during the pandemic, your CERB may be interrupted.

Sign manufacturers are busy placing orders for signs and decals to help customers understand COVID-19 restrictions.

MEPs are trying to understand when and how the P.E.i. The Legislative Assembly will sit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The province has announced a one-time benefit of $ 1,000 for essential workers on the island, and the province’s minister of fisheries has announced several programs to support the industry.

Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer of Prince Edward Island, will give a briefing at 1:30 p.m. (Ken Linton / CBC)

A system allowing Islanders and New Brunswickers to move freely across the Confederation Bridge could be put in place this summer, said Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King.

Charlottetown summer cruise tours have been canceled.

Residents of a nursing home in Belfast, Prince Edward Island were treated to a Tim Hortons drive-through service in their dining room.

Islanders are encouraged to stay this summer to support the tourism industry, as visitors from outside the island are unlikely to be allowed – but will they want to visit attractions based on Anne of Green Gables? Some sites hope so.

The federal government promises more support for the agriculture and food processing sectors.

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COVID-19: What you need to know

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

But more serious symptoms may develop, including breathing difficulties and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Health Canada has created a self-assessment tool.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not go to an emergency room or emergency care center for testing. A healthcare professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.

How can I protect myself?

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean regularly touched surfaces.
  • Practice physical distance.

More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government’s website.

More COVID-19 stories from CBC P.E.I.


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