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COVID-19: Newfoundland and Labrador to withdraw from Atlantic Bubble for two weeks

COVID-19: Newfoundland and Labrador to withdraw from Atlantic Bubble for two weeks

November 23, 2020 8:52 am
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In St. John’s, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer of health, Andrew Furey, premier of N.L., and John Haggie, minister of health, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier announces that, effective November 25, 2020, the province will suspend its participation in the Atlantic Bubble for a two-week period. The announcement comes as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick see rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. Dr. Fitzgerald also holds a briefing with Tom Osborne, minister of education, and Tony Stack, CEO and director of education of the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, following the update. The province is reporting its first case of COVID-19 in the school system. An elementary school in Deer Lake will close for two days to allow for contact tracing and testing. (November 23, 2020)