COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, April 21

There are no new cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. to report Tuesday.

Province is hoping to lift some of the restrictions in early May

Fishing for oysters and other shellfish should be delayed until May 15, says the provincial association. (CBC)

There are no new cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. to report Tuesday, and the total number of cases remains at 26, with 23 considered recovered.

The province is hoping to lift some of the restrictions that have been put in place due to COVID-19 by early May said P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

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

The Abegweit First Nation has declared a state of emergency. The state of emergency will allow Abegweit First Nation to mirror the province's declaration and align with the provincial Emergency Measures Organization and public health measures.

The Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association will recommend to Fisheries and Oceans Canada two different start dates of May 6 or May 13 for the spring lobster season for two regions around Prince Edward Island.

P.E.I. shellfishers have asked that the spring season be delayed for two weeks, for an opening on May 15.

A task force is being formed in Summerside, P.E.I. to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Spring cleanup of branches, leaves and debris has now been added to the list of lawn-care services deemed essential by the P.E.I. government during COVID-19.

Auto repair shops are getting busy again as people make appointments to remove their winter tires.

A Charlottetown food bank says about 75 per cent of its users have been first-timers during the pandemic.

The P.E.I. government reopened two more liquor stores, in Stratford and West Royalty, on Tuesday.

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Further resources

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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