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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What’s happening Friday, May 1 –

There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report Friday, says P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison at an afternoon news briefing.

The number of cases on the Island remains at 27.

Since Thursday, Morrison said 75 new negative test results have returned.

Morrison said one of the active cases of COVID-19 still has some symptoms, and will require testing to ensure the affected person is fully recovered from the virus.

P.E.I.’s premier is asking for changes to CERB to encourage people to work.

Morrison says large gatherings at weddings or public performances are unlikely to be allowed this summer.

With Phase 1 of the relaxing of pandemic restrictions in place, construction companies are eager to get started on new builds.

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King is concerned the current design of the CERB program is too much of a disincentive to work. (Chris Helgren/Reuters)

Here’s a review of how the P.E.I. economy might fare as it emerges from the pandemic.

Some schools on P.E.I. will be reopening to students with priority needs as the province launches a respite care program for families during COVID-19.

Pork producers on P.E.I. have some concerns about disruptions at meat processing plants. (CBC)

Island pork producers are watching the problems at meat processing plants in other parts of Canada.

There were no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island announced Thursday.

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Further resources

COVID-19: What you need to know

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Tiredness.

But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia, which can lead to death.

Health Canada has built a self-assessment tool.

What should I do if I feel sick?

Isolate yourself and call 811. Do not visit an emergency room or urgent care centre to get tested. A health professional at 811 will give you advice and instructions.

How can I protect myself?

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean regularly touched surfaces regularly.
  • Practise physical distancing.

More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government’s website.

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