COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, May 16

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P.E.I. artist Ahmon Katz puts a fresh coat of paint on his blue heron sculpture on the corner of Queen and Water streets in Charlottetown Sunday. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)
P.E.I. artist Ahmon Katz puts a fresh coat of paint on his blue heron sculpture on the corner of Queen and Water streets in Charlottetown Sunday. (Shane Ross/CBC - image credit)

Some Islanders have been booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments through a bot on Twitter, but few seem to know who is behind the mysterious service.

P.E.I. reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, a close contact of a previous case connected to a Charlottetown daycare.

The new case is an individual in their 20s. People between the ages of 20-39 have accounted for about 60 per cent of P.E.I. 's overall number of cases.

Some veterans on P.E.I. say holding a protest — any protest — in front of a cenotaph dishonours the veterans who fought to give them that very freedom.

Masked-up shoppers browse items at the flea market at the Charlottetown seaport. The flea market runs Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Masked-up shoppers browse items at the flea market at the Charlottetown seaport. The flea market runs Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.(Shane Ross/CBC)

The province announced it would be extending border restrictions for another two weeks on seasonal residents, family connections and for some moving to P.E.I.

An Island woman who was recently escorted out of a store by police is asking Islanders to be more understanding of people like her who can't wear masks.

Charlottetown restaurants have started gearing up for patio season and many see patios as a solution to their COVID-19 problems.

P.E.I. continued to be a leader among the provinces in population growth during the pandemic, but not at the pace it was previously.

P.E.I. has 10 active cases of COVID-19. There have been 191 positive cases in total over the past 14 months, with two hospitalizations and no deaths.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 16.

  • Islanders over 40 can book an appointment for a Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

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

Further resources

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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