Nova Scotians have warned to avoid northern New Brunswick due to COVID-19 outbreak


Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that people avoid unnecessary travel to the Campbellton-Restigouche area of ​​New Brunswick due to a COVID-19 outbreak.Dr. Robert Strang sent the information in a press release Thursday evening, after new restrictions were put in place by the New Brunswick government.

As of Thursday, 55 of the 81 active cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick were in the Campbellton-Restigouche area.

There are 300 people in the region who are also self-isolating because they are at risk of contracting the virus.

Residents of the region are now limited to interacting with only one home bubble, said Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health.

Dr. Jennifer Russell is the Chief Medical Officer of Health for New Brunswick. (Government of New Brunswick)

According to statistics released by the Government of New Brunswick, COVID-19 is more prevalent in the Campbellton-Restigouche region than anywhere else in Atlantic Canada. Russell suggested that the people who lived there were not limiting their social contacts as much as they should.

Premier Blaine Higgs said travel within and outside the region was “strongly discouraged”.

No changes were made to Nova Scotia border policy regarding New Brunswick, except for the warning to avoid the Campbellton-Restigouche area.



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