New Brunswick experiences 10 new circumstances of COVID-19, outbreak continues at UNB campus

New Brunswick reports 10 new cases of COVID-19, outbreak continues at UNB campus

2021-04-29 23:20:20

New Brunswick reported 10 new circumstances of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the variety of lively circumstances within the province to 118.

There are two new circumstances in Zone 1, two new circumstances in Zone 3, three new circumstances in Zone 3, and one new case in Zone 6. All circumstances are shut contacts of different circumstances or associated to journey, besides one of many circumstances in Zone 1, which is underneath investigation.

The province is at the moment coping with an outbreak on the Magee Home residence at UNB’s Fredericton Campus, which is related to at the least 10 circumstances. Throughout a information convention Thursday afternoon, Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of well being, mentioned that outbreak seems to be related to circumstances discovered at George Road Center College.

Contacts in that faculty are to be retested this weekend, with the hopes that the varsity will reopen on Monday.

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As properly, residents and workers of Elizabeth Parr-Johnston residence have been examined because of a potential publicity, and all these assessments got here again unfavourable.

UNB introduced Wednesday it’s extending its shutdown, which was introduced earlier this week, till Sunday.

The province can be maintaining tabs on two latest exposures. A small group of individuals from Fredericton Excessive College could have been uncovered to the virus “from a supply exterior of the varsity.” Public Well being has contacted the individuals and they’re self-isolating and being examined.

The college stays open however workers and college students are being reminded to self-monitor for signs.

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As properly, there’s a potential public publicity on the Canada Put up at 135 Otis Dr. in Nackawic from April 19-22.

In consequence, a short lived outside drive-through testing clinic has been arrange on the parking zone of the Nackawic Buying Mall.  Testing will probably be by appointment and will probably be open from midday till 5 p.m. till Friday.

A bit of Zone 4, together with Edmundston and the Higher Madawaska area, Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark and 4 Falls stay within the orange degree.

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All different communities stay within the yellow degree.

No journey is beneficial in or out of areas within the orange ranges however journey between areas in orange is permitted. Journey amongst yellow-level areas can be permitted.

– With recordsdata from Rebecca Lau

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