COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Sept. 3

P.E.I. public health officials have confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 , and a reminder about how the waste from the pandemic should be disposed.

2 new cases confirmed on P.E.I.

Islanders are being reminded to dispose of masks and gloves properly, not in recycling, not down the toilet, and especially not in the parking lot outside the grocery store. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

Prince Edward Island has two more cases of COVID-19, again detected during routine testing of self-isolating essential workers who travelled to the province from another country. 

Overall, the Island's coronavirus numbers are remaining low and under control, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told CBC's Mainstreet P.E.I. that it's thanks to the Atlantic bubble

Islanders can now find out online if they have tested negative for COVID-19. The provincial government's new web page has gone live.

Javan Mizero Nsangira's case was in court in Charlottetown after he was charged in July with failing to self-isolate while under a public health order, as well as other offences. Protesters wondered why he had been detained for so long.

A woman from China visiting her new grandchild is having trouble returning home, because she can't get the COVID-19 test the Chinese government requires.

Arrows, physical distancing reminders and mask signs have been added throughout East Wiltshire Intermediate School. (Travis Kingdon/CBC)

Island Waste Management reminded people that gloves, disposable masks and sanitary wipes need to go in the black bin, not in recycling or down the toilet.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said growing case numbers in other parts of the country make the risks of a Canadian bubble too great for P.E.I.

She also told CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin an order influenza vaccine is arriving to the province early in order to avoid a dual outbreak of COVID-19 and the flu.

East Wiltshire Intermediate School in Cornwall, P.E.I. is getting ready for its first day of classes next week. 

P.E.I. has confirmed a total of 46 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are two active cases on the Island at the moment.

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