New Brunswick reports four new COVID-related deaths, tightens health measures

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is set to tighten restrictions to stem the surge of COVID-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

Officials say the restrictions will include a 50 per cent capacity limit on restaurants, stores, bars, gyms and other establishments starting Monday at 11:59 p.m.

They say capacity limits will also be placed on public gatherings and faith venues, which takes the province back to Level 2 of its winter plan.

Officials reported 639 new cases of COVID-19 over the holidays and four deaths.

They say 309 of the new cases were reported on Saturday, 179 on Sunday and 151 on Monday.

Officials say 35 people were in hospital due to COVID-19, including 14 in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 27, 2021.

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