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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, April 10

While there is no COVID-19 press briefing scheduled for Good Friday, the province says Dr. Heather Morrison may provide updates on Saturday and Monday.

The number of COVID-19 cases remains at 25 on P.E.I.

Butler's sign puts a local spin on social distancing. (Butler's Grocery and Hardware)

While there is no COVID-19 press briefing scheduled for Good Friday, the province says Dr. Heather Morrison may provide updates on Saturday and Monday.

Island Christians will be turning to social media as they celebrate Easter, with many churches across P.E.I. hosting online services.

Father Keith Kennific, a Roman Catholic priest in Charlottetown said the bishop will be leading the virtual mass from SDU Place in Charlottetown Sunday morning. The service will be broadcast on Eastlink. Catholic priests in every parish will also livestream Easter mass.

No new cases of COVID-19 were announced Thursday by chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison. 

Morrison announced the province's 25th case late in the day Wednesday. That is the province's first case related to interprovincial travel. On Thursday, Morrison said the man is in his 50s, from Queens County and is at home and doing well. 

The chief public health officer also said that another individual was charged and fined $1,000 for failing to self-isolate.

The P.E.I. government has announced it will provide financial support for those in the agriculture sector negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Agriculture Bloyce Thompson announced a new $750,000 strategic fund Thursday afternoon.

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Further resources

  • Here is information for living with the COVID-19 pandemic on P.E.I. — including information on government relief programs, physical distancing measures, and essential health services.
  • Here is a timeline of COVID-19-related events on P.E.I.
  • A full list of COVID-19 cancellations can be viewed here. You can report closures on our cancellation hotline at 1-877-236-9350.

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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