Newfoundland and Labrador reduces COVID-19 isolation time to seven days

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reducing the isolation period for fully vaccinated residents who test positive for COVID-19 to seven days from ten days.

The provincial government said today the new rule would enter into effect at midnight.

It says the isolation period is also reduced for vaccinated people who are close contacts of cases and have symptoms.

Health officials are reporting 480 new COVID-19 cases today.

They are also reporting one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus, involving a woman in her 60s in the Central Health region.

Meanwhile, Progressive Conservative Leader David Brazil is calling for the Canadian Armed Forces to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations in Labrador, where outbreaks have been reported in isolated communities on the north coast.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 7, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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