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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, April 20

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison plans to announce this week some details of how restrictions could be lifted, and Premier Dennis King has called in Auditor General Jane MacAdam to review the COVID-19 relief programs. 

Uncertain markets have P.E.I. potato farmers considering planting fewer hectares this year

Charlottetown's P.E.I. Cannabis store on 420. While online delivery remains available, all of P.E.I.'s cannabis stores have been closed since March 19. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison plans to announce this week some details of how restrictions could be lifted.

Morrison made the comments in her daily briefing Monday, also announcing no new cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I.

Premier Dennis King has called in Auditor General Jane MacAdam to review the millions of dollars the P.E.I. government is handing out in COVID-19 relief. 

Islanders are being cautioned to take physical distancing precautions while celebrating 420.

The P.E.I. government announced it's reopening two more liquor stores, in Stratford and West Royalty, on Tuesday.

The closing of restaurant dining rooms has led to a big drop in demand for french fries. (Brian McInnis)

Uncertain markets have P.E.I. potato farmers considering planting fewer hectares this year.

Some long-term care homes are telling employees they can only work in one facility

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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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