New Brunswick to provide update on COVID-19 pandemic Monday

Officials will provide an update on New Brunswick’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The province has gone two weeks without a new case of the virus and there are currently no active cases.

But as temperatures warm, chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell is reminding people to continue following public health rules.

“I recognize families want to get outside and spend more time together,” said Russell in a press release on Sunday.

“But it is crucial that everyone adheres to the rule about two households bubbling only with each other. Also, when outside, it is important to continue to practise physical distancing.”

Dr. Russell will be joined by premier Blaine Higgs for the province’s daily update at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out.

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