NL Marks Third Day with No New Cases of COVID-19

Andrew Cummings
January 11, 2021

Otherwise, New Brunswick residents arriving in the province will have to complete a check-in form and immediately begin their 14-day isolation period.

The Nova Scotia border Entrance from New Brunswick. That case involves a student at St. Francis Xavier University.

One case is in the province's Central Zone and the other case is in the Eastern Zone.

There remain 28 known active cases in the province.

Erinn Guy right an RN in the intensive Care unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital shuts her eyes as she receives one of the first vaccines at a clinic at the regional from Pam Petrie an LPN with Public Health on Monday Jan. 11 as the rollout

This is the second case to be identified at St. FX this week. Those cases include two outbreaks at long term care facilities and two public schools. "Our plans have been fully enacted, including activating the necessary supports for our student, and the risk to the overall community remains low", the release said.

Strang said schools in Nova Scotia will reopen on Monday as planned after the province extended the holiday break as a COVID-19 measure. The university has also contacted anyone who is considered low-risk "to ensure they are informed".

Travel into the province from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador is still permitted, and residents do not have to self-isolate, provided they drive straight through New Brunswick to Nova Scotia with no, or minimal stops.

People who can not access the online self-assessment or wish to speak with a nurse about their symptoms should call 811. For example, people who regularly cross the border for work do not have to isolate and can get a pass from border officials to display in their vehicle.

McNeil pleaded with people to respect the new regulation, "What we're asking here is do not go to New Brunswick, and New Brunswickers don't come here unless it is for essential purposes".

Nova Scotians returning from New Brunswick must also self-isolate for 14 days, unless they are exempt from the order.

Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 today, the first time in almost two months the province hasn't logged any new infections.

New Brunswick reported 18 new cases Friday, after 24 on Thursday and 31 on Wednesday.

Any student travelling into New Brunswick from any other Canadian province due to formal custody or care agreements must now take a COVID-19 test once a week. The other is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the person is self-isolating, as required.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority's labs completed 1,831 Nova Scotia tests Thursday, and there were 558 tests administered between January 3 and January 7 at rapid-testing popup sites in Halifax.

Saturday evening, the health authority issued a potential exposure notice for an Air Canada flight.

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All other passengers are asked to continue to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.

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