Three-day lockdown ends, schools and businesses to reopen on Prince Edward Island

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CHARLOTTETOWN — The health orders that closed schools and most non-essential businesses on Prince Edward Island for three days will end at midnight tonight.

Premier Dennis King said today the 11,000 COVID-19 tests conducted since the weekend provide confidence restrictions can be eased.

The restrictions were imposed after clusters of COVID-19 cases emerged in Charlottetown and Summerside.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today involving a woman in her 20s who is a close contact of a previously reported case.

Morrison says results from about 800 tests are still pending, so there may be more positive cases.

There are 22 active reported cases in the province — the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

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

The Canadian Press