No new cases in province for third straight day

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Newfoundland and Labrador has been holding steady on COVID-19 statistics for three straight days, with no new cases to report and nine active cases on Friday.

One person remains in hospital.

Friday also marked the 14th day since Christmas Day, meaning a full incubation period has passed.

In contrast, new COVID-19 cases continue to soar in other parts of Canada.

The country saw 8,341 new cases on Thursday alone, with 210 deaths.

Ontario, which decided to keep classrooms shut after Christmas, logged 4,249 new cases on Friday. That’s a single-day record, although 450 of them were backlogged cases from the previous two days.

Alberta and B.C. have extended pandemic restrictions as cases continue to rise in those provinces.

Meanwhile, the Atlantic bubble all but collapsed Friday as Nova Scotia imposed quarantine measures on anyone crossing the border from New Brunswick.

The latter province saw a single-day record of 31 new cases on Wednesday and 24 on Thursday.

Newfoundland and Labrador, P.E.I. and New Brunswick have all imposed quarantine restrictions on anyone arriving from other Atlantic provinces.

Nova Scotia is the only holdout, still allowing anyone from Newfoundland or P.E.I. to enter the province without self-isolating.

Peter Jackson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Telegram