Prince Edward Island eyes tougher travel restrictions, reports zero new cases

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CHARLOTTETOWN — Public health officials in Prince Edward Island are reporting zero new cases of COVID-19.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison said today there are two active reported cases on the Island and that officials haven't identified COVID-19 variants in the province.

Morrison says, however, that officials will review isolation and testing protocols for travellers out of fear that variants could enter the province from the rest of the country.

Residents who are 80 years old and older will be able starting Thursday to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccination clinics that are expected to begin late February.

Prince Edward Island has reported a total of 112 COVID-19 infections and zero deaths linked to the virus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 3, 2021.

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