NB Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell

Public Health is reporting 12-new cases of COVID-19 in the province today – eight here in the Saint John region including an individual in their 90’s – one in the Moncton region – three in the Fredericton Central part of the province which moves in the Orange Level as of midnight tonight. Currently there are 105 active cases around the province with one person in hospital. There are 1700-people in self-isolation around the province.

Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell – is again appealing to those in thirty and younger to refrain from gatherings to help prevent the spread of the virus. She says the under thirties represent over half the number of cases at the moment.

New travel restrictions also see the complete collapse of the Atlantic Bubble – effective at midnight tonight all people – including those from the other Atlantic provinces – will be required to self-isolate for 14-days unless exempt. Travellers must pre-register here with failure resulting in fines. Earlier this week Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador imposed new travel restrictions for people from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Also effective tonight at midnight – bars and restaurants in the Orange Level must ensure customers are seated at all times except when entering and leaving or going to the washroom. This change is a bid to reduce interaction and close contact with other customers or staff.