More people were allowed into churches and other places of worship on Sunday after the province eased some COVID-19 activities this weekend.
There have been no influenza-related cases in PEI this season, as well as fewer cases such as coughs and colds, which are credited to the Chief Public Health Office for “unplanned impacts” of infections.
In the absence of coughs and colds this year due to COVID-19 health measures, Honeybee relaxation maker Island Abe Foods has laid off 30 employees.
Despite those layoffs, by 2020 it will be a banner year for PEI’s biological sciences, with more than 200 new jobs and seven island biological science companies planning major expansions this year.
The number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in PEI is 110, with seven still active. No deaths or hospitalization.
New Brunswick announced 17 new cases Saturday. There are now 328 cases in the province.
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador have no new cases on Saturday.
In the news
- After learning lessons about improved workflow during COVID-19, there is a restructuring of the top positions in Health PEI.
- Dr. Michael Cardam is now the new CEO of Health PEI and said he would like to find out why PEI continues to struggle with the shortage of family physicians and nurses.
- Charlottetown Islanders’ game against the Cape Breton Eagles this weekend has been canceled due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 epidemic. The Islanders have not played since the Atlantic bubble was suspended in November, and it is uncertain when they will play.
- Amid changes in the way people work during epidemics, the government is opening work and research centers across PEI to provide reliable internet access to workplaces and people in need.
Reminder of symptoms
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Previous cough cough or worsening.
- Possible loss of taste and / or odor.
- throat pain.
- New or worse fatigue.
- Runny nose.
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