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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, May 12

As P.E.I.'s borders remain closed to non-essential traffic, the Department of Justice and Public Safety is investigating possibility of stowaways entering province.

Province announces support for families as awareness of domestic issues 'heightened'

Justice and Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson says the province isn't routinely searching vehicles entering the province, unless there is suspicion there is a need to do so. (Ken Linton/CBC)

As P.E.I.'s borders remain closed to non-essential traffic, the Department of Justice and Public Safety is investigating the possibility of stowaways entering the province.

The province announced supports to help address the challenges of separation, divorce and parenting from multiple homes during COVID-19. As well, it created a group to look after the interests of children and youth until an independent advocate can be appointed.

Old Home Week and the Summerside Lobster Carnival will not go ahead as planned this summer because of COVID-19 restrictions, but they haven't been cancelled altogether.

Thousands of CRA employees, including about 150 on P.E.I., have stepped up to process millions of Canada emergency benefit applications.

P.E.I. has had 27 confirmed cases of COVID-19. All have recovered.

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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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