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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Feb. 10

Charlottetown Airport received some good news for a change Wednesday and two P.E.I. women's organizations are receiving almost $1 million from the federal government.

Online vaccination appointment system expected next week

Charlottetown is making plans to allow more patio space in the downtown again this summer. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)

Charlottetown Airport received some good news for a change Wednesday with the announcement that Flair Airlines would begin service to Toronto starting in June.

Two P.E.I. women's organizations are receiving almost $1 million from the federal government to continue working to advance gender equality on the Island.

An engineering firm in eastern P.E.I. says it has landed a contract with the Canadian Coast Guard that will help keep workers employed during a downturn in business due to COVID-19.

Charlottetown is moving to extend a program that allows for more restaurant patios downtown, so there is more seating when indoor dining is limited by pandemic restrictions.

Some seasonal residents who have been weathering the pandemic on P.E.I. are surprised to learn they will not be able to get a vaccine on the Island.

If you don't have one of these, you won't be getting a vaccine on P.E.I. (Travis Kingdon/CBC)

P.E.I. has had 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Four remain active. There have been no deaths or hospitalizations.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported 53 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as well as 32 presumptive positive cases. The vast majority of the people who tested positive were under age 20, health officials said. 

New Brunswick reported 14 new cases, bringing the number of active cases to 175.

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Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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