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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, April 22

In Wednesday's briefing, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said 24 of 26 COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. are considered recovered, leaving two active cases. 

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

The streets in downtown Summerside are quiet, and the city is asking local businesses how it can help. (Brian McInnis/CBC)

In Wednesday's briefing, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said 24 of 26 COVID-19 cases on P.E.I. are considered recovered, leaving two active cases. 

After weeks of uncertainty, Ottawa has said the spring lobster fishing season will start May 15 and end June 30, a delay of two weeks.

While the P.E.I. government looks to ease back coronavirus restrictions, some of the biggest employers in the province are gearing up for a season like no other.

The $9 billion in student financial supports announced by the federal government is 'promising,' said UPEI Student Union vice-president academic and external Sweta Daboo.

Noah Dobson is hoping to be able to complete his rookie season. (The Associated Press)

P.E.I. funeral directors are considering the precautions they will have to take to deal with victims of COVID-19.

A group of parents is looking for a deposit refund on a cancelled school trip.

Morrison was interviewed over Skype by Compass host Louise Martin about what that might look like.

Summerside's Noah Dobson is in New York, hoping to have an opportunity to continue his NHL rookie season.

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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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