Thu. May 26th, 2022

Islanders are being asked to avoid traveling to COVID-19 hotspots in New Brunswick as cases in that province continue to rise.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said in a written statement that all PEI residents, regardless of vaccination status, should refrain from visiting disruption zones in NB unless it is for essential purposes.

“We need to do our part to protect the people of our province and support our friends and neighbors in New Brunswick and avoid unnecessary travel to these areas for at least the next two weeks,” Morrison said.

Several regions in New Brunswick operate under restrictions for 14 days from Friday at. 18.00

Travel to these regions is prohibited except for significant reasons such as work, health care, childcare, childcare, continuing education or travel to events where vaccination certificates are required.

The areas affected by the switch are zone 1 in the Moncton region, as far north as Sainte-Anne-de-Kent; the northern part of Zone 3, including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol; and the entire Zone 4, Edmundston region.

The areas affected by the switch were scheduled to begin Friday at 7 p.m. 18.00 (Government of New Brunswick)

Cases in New Brunswick continue to rise. On Thursday, the Vitalité Health Network said all its hospitals and facilities will be subject to red alarms from October 12 in response to the increase.

Vitalité operates health facilities in the northeastern and southeastern regions of the province, including Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Center in Moncton.

As a result of the relocation, health services that are considered non-essential, such as non-urgent imaging services and optional surgeries, will be reduced or temporarily halted.

Morrison said anyone traveling to the breakaway regions for essential purposes should be fully vaccinated, follow local public health measures and test guidance when returning to PEI

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