However, cases continue to increase in neighboring provinces. New Brunswick announced 30 new cases on Saturday and 14 more on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases to 184. Nova Scotia tightened restrictions on the border with New Brunswick after Saturday’s outbreak. Anyone arriving in the province from New Brunswick will be required to self-isolate for 14 days – with a few exceptions. People traveling to Nova Scotia from Prince Edward Island are not required to self-isolate as long as they do not stop in New Brunswick.
Travel restrictions have been in place in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador since the Atlantic bubble erupted in november.
Nova Scotia reported three new cases on Saturday, including a second at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. There are 31 known active cases in the province
Across Canada, there have been 652,473 positive cases since the pandemic began in March. More than 16,800 have died. There are 83,252 active cases.
Sarah Steele, of Stratford, Prince Edward Island, will be part of women’s hockey history next month when the semi-finals and the COVID-shortened NWHL season finals are televised on NBC.
Prince Edward Island has started administering the first doses of Moderna vaccine. The Chief Public Health Office says its goal is to have 80% of the island’s residents vaccinated by the end of the summer.
Prince Edward Island pharmacists say they have had discussions with the Chief Public Health Office and may be distributing and administering vaccines in the spring.
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Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and / or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsened fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.