Health officials to offer recommendations to premiers about Atlantic bubble next week

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's chief medical health officer says she and her regional counterparts will advise premiers next week about reopening the Atlantic travel bubble.

Dr. Heather Morrison said today epidemiologists have been asked to provide up-to-date information by Monday so it can be reviewed and prepared for the four Atlantic premiers.

The premiers have proposed reopening the bubble April 19, which would allow residents of Atlantic Canada to cross boundaries between the four provinces without having to isolate.

Morrison says the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in part of northern New Brunswick remains an area of concern.

Prince Edward Island is reporting no new COVID-19 infections today and has eight active reported cases.

Morrison says 27,448 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far on the Island and another 7,200 will be administered this week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 6, 2021.

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