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

Prince Edward Island is now down to three active cases of COVID-19, and a young man testing positive for COVID-19 was jailed on the weekend after allegedly violating self-isolation directions.

No new cases reported Tuesday; man who had COVID-19 jailed on weekend

Nearly 30,000 vehicles carrying 64,000 people have travelled to Prince Edward Island since the Atlantic bubble opened on July 3. (Brian Higgins/CBC)

Prince Edward Island is now down to three active cases of COVID-19, out of a total of 36 diagnosed since the pandemic began. 

That news came as Dr. Heather Morrison and Premier Dennis King gave a briefing on the coronavirus situation, with King repeating that he was in no hurry to expand the Atlantic bubble and allow visitors from elsewhere in Canada without requiring them to self-isolate for two weeks.

Meanwhile, a young resident of P.E.I. who tested positive for COVID-19 is facing charges. Javan Mizero Nsangira, 22, was jailed on the weekend after being accused of crimes including common nuisance that endangers the life, safety or health of the public, as well as with uttering threats.

Prince Edward Islanders, and especially young people, will be able to count on the federal government's support as the economy slowly reopens in the pandemic, says Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

School officials on P.E.I. say they continue to work on plans for a safe return to class and hope to provide parents with details in plenty of time before the bell rings on Sept. 8.

While buses are expected to be available in September, parents who are able are being asked to drive their kids to school when classes begin in the fall. (Jane Robertson/CBC)

Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown is preparing a 12-part video series, Postcards from the Island, this summer that will bring a little bit of P.E.I. to Canadians.

P.E.I.'s Young Millionaires program, which teaches youth entrepreneurial skills, has made some adjustments to continue during the pandemic.

COVID-19 continues to impact lumber production, but it isn't slowing down construction, and that's led to a shortage and high prices.

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The traditional parade is cancelled, but Pride P.E.I. has announced an alternative event. (Greg Guy/CBC)

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More COVID-19 stories from CBC P.E.I.

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