COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, April 4

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Isaac Bourque scatters salt on the steps at St. Dunstan's Basilica in Charlottetown Sunday morning. The icy weather didn't stop the Easter service. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)
Isaac Bourque scatters salt on the steps at St. Dunstan's Basilica in Charlottetown Sunday morning. The icy weather didn't stop the Easter service. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)

Easter church services went ahead Sunday, thought they were limited by the pandemic and icy weather.

Organizers of the River Clyde Pageant in New Glasgow, P.E.I., are moving ahead with plans for performances and workshops that were cancelled last summer due to COVID-19.

Zack MacEwen of Stratford, P.E.I., is one of seven Vancouver Canucks players who have been added to the National Hockey League COVID-19 protocol list.

Minor hockey players on P.E.I. might just be the only ones in Canada lacing up their skates for provincials and playoffs this season.

The province says testing sites and clinics will be operating on reduced hours over the Easter weekend.

Prince Edward Island has now recorded 160 cases of COVID-19 since its first case in March 2020. The latest case, announced Thursday, is a person under 19 who was a close contact of a previous case and has been isolating since learning that.

The Island has had 160 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are 13 active cases on the Island.

Throughout the Atlantic region:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador has four active cases.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 65.

  • 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.

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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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