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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, April 12

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

Easter Sunday will have a different feel this year as Christians turn to online service

St. Dunstan's Cathedral in Charlottetown will look different this Sunday, as worshippers follow the service online from their homes. (Shane Ross/CBC)

Island Christians will be turning to social media as they celebrate Easter today, 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.

Members of P.E.I. Ground Search and Rescue will begin monitoring provincial parks this weekend to remind people not to gather in groups of more than five and to stay at least two metres apart.

In her briefing on Saturday, Dr. Heather Morrison, the chief public health officer, said law enforcement officials will still be issuing fines for people who do not comply to public health orders.

While no new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported on P.E.I. since April 8,  Morrison said she still expects the number of cases to rise. The number of cases on P.E.I. remains at 25. P.E.I.'s first case was confirmed on March 14.

Morrison said her next briefing would likely be on Monday.

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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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