PEI announces 6 new cases of COVID-19, 17 exhibition sites – .

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Prince Edward Island announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Two of the cases are in their forties, one in their thirties, one in their twenties and two are children under 12.

Three of the reported cases relate to out-of-province travel and three are contacts of previously reported cases.

Both children are students of Westwood Elementary School. The school will be closed Thursday and Friday to allow close contacts to be tested, so the province can determine if there has been transmission within the school.

Classmates and other children who have traveled on the same bus with the students will be contacted by public health and informed of testing and isolation requirements.

The province said other students and staff at Westwood should watch for symptoms, get tested and isolate if necessary.

Earlier Wednesday, the Public Schools Branch said four schools in eastern Prince Edward Island would remain closed for another day to allow for mass testing amid concerns over community transmission in the region of eastern Kings.

The situation in Westwood is not considered an outbreak at this time.

17 exhibition sites announced

Seventeen new public exhibit site advisories were issued, including two on the Northumberland Ferry. Most of the exhibits are in Charlottetown.

The province is also advising anyone who was at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, between last Friday and Monday, to get tested and self-isolate while awaiting results.

There are currently 27 active cases in PEI. and 403 cases in total.

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