COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, May 2

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Green Gables house in Cavendish has always been a popular destination for Japanese tourists who are fans of the Anne of Green Gables books. (John Robertson/CBC - image credit)
Green Gables house in Cavendish has always been a popular destination for Japanese tourists who are fans of the Anne of Green Gables books. (John Robertson/CBC - image credit)

P,E.I. reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, a person in their 20s who travelled within Atlantic Canada.

As the second summer of the COVID-19 pandemic approaches on P.E.I. with an uncertain tourist season ahead, one Island company is making it possible for would-be Japanese tourists to come for a visit — virtually.

Many members of the Island LGBTQ community took part in a COVID-friendly fashion show Saturday in Summerside to highlight the importance of safe spaces.

Health PEI confirmed some emergency surgeries may be diverted from Summerside to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown because of a lack of on-call surgeons.

A new report suggests P.E.I. should collaborate with other islands around the world to reconsider how its tourism industry works in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

P.E.I. has 13 active cases of COVID-19. There have been 182 positive cases in total, with two hospitalizations and no deaths.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic region:

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 40.

  • Pregnant Islanders.

  • Front-line workers over 16 who interact with the public and cannot work virtually.

  • People providing health-care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.

  • Health-care workers not on the front line needed to maintain health-care system capacity

  • Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.

  • Residents and staff of long-term care homes.

  • Adults living in Indigenous communities.

  • Residents and staff of shared living facilities.

  • Truck drivers and other rotational workers.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

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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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