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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, Nov. 2

PCs wear masks while celebrating District 10 byelection win, and student transportation plans during the pandemic are creating traffic concerns.

Zack Bell wins District 10 byelection for PCs in first COVID-19 era vote

Zack Bell (right) wears a mask while waiting for byelection results to come in Monday. (Laura Meader/CBC)

Zack Bell won the District 10 Charlottetown-Winsloe byelection Monday, giving the Progressive Conservatives a majority government under Premier Dennis King. Advance voting numbers were strong and COVID-19 restrictions were in place at polling stations and a small victory party.

Family medicine has changed on P.E.I. since COVID hit, with fewer face-to-face appointments each day.

Despite a 70-per-cent drop in business due to COVID-19, the owner of the Brackley Drive-in Theatre saw a lot of positives in 2020, and was recently presented with a tourism award.

With so many students being driven to school by the parents during the pandemic, some are complaining traffic around the schools is unsafe.

The Town of Cornwall has placed two silhouettes of children, with a message asking motorists to slow down. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

P.E.I. Judge Jeff Lantz says COVID-19 symptoms and tests are causing delays in provincial court.

The Charlottetown Farmers' Market building opened to the public Saturday for the first time since March.

There have been 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on P.E.I. and all are considered recovered. There have been no deaths, hospitalizations and no evidence of community spread.

Prince Edward Island continues to be the only province in Canada with no active cases of COVID-19. There have also been no deaths in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The Yukon reported its first death Oct. 30.

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