COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, April 6
P.E.I. Premier says the Atlantic bubble is still on track to open April 19
P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the Atlantic bubble is still on track to open April 19.
Starting April 12, Islanders aged 55 and up may book an appointment at one of 12 P.E.I. pharmacies to receive an AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine.
Two previously announced cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island have been determined to be the B117 variant.
A P.E.I. woman who had an allergic reaction to her COVID-19 vaccine is still urging people to get it.
Installers of pools and hot tubs are being kept busy during the pandemic.
Organizers of the River Clyde Pageant in New Glasgow, P.E.I., are moving ahead with plans for performances and workshops that were cancelled last summer due to COVID-19.
Zack MacEwen of Stratford, P.E.I., is one of seven Vancouver Canucks players who have been added to the National Hockey League COVID-19 protocol list.
After the Dundee Arms announced it is shutting its restaurant and pub, Islanders shared their memories.
The Island has had 160 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are eight active cases on the Island.
Throughout the Atlantic region:
- New Brunswick reported three new COVID-19 cases Tuesday. Part of Edmundston region, Zone 4, remains at red alert level, with the rest of the province yellow. Of the 162 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 133 are in the Edmundston region.
- Nova Scotia reported six new cases, while four new variant cases were also identified. Nova Scotia has 36 active cases. The province also announced people coming from Newfoundland and Labrador will no longer have to self-isolate. That allowance was already in place for people from New Brunswick and P.E.I.
- Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases Tuesday, with three cases active.
Also in the news
- Minor hockey players on P.E.I. might just be the only ones in Canada lacing up their skates for provincials and playoffs this season.
- Builders and suppliers in P.E.I.'s construction industry are working with some alternative materials as costs and availability continue to be a concern in the busy sector.
- Easter church services went ahead Sunday, thought they were limited by the pandemic and icy weather.
- It looks like 2021 will be another difficult year for anyone looking for a new bicycle, as more people spend time outside during the pandemic.
These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine
- People over 65.
- People aged 60-64, with birthdays from January to June.
- People 60-64 with certain specific serious underlying health conditions, and their primary caregivers.
- Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.
- Residents and staff of long-term care homes.
- Adults living in Indigenous communities.
- Residents and staff of shared living facilities.
- Truck drivers and other rotational workers.
- Here is a chart of COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. since March 2020, and a timeline of pandemic events.
- Here is a look at how coronavirus is spreading across Canada.
Reminder about symptoms
The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsening fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.