COVID-19 in New Brunswick: Lockdown lifted for Edmundston region – April 27, 2021
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In Fredericton, Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, and Premier Blaine Higgs provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. Dr. Russell announces that Zone 4 (Edmundston region) is moving out of lockdown and back to the less restrictive orange alert level at midnight. Edmundston and the Upper Madawaska area have been under lockdown since April 10. Although N.B. is reporting new cases in Zone 4, all are related to the outbreak involving the Pavillon Beau-Lieu special care home in Grand Falls and there are no new incidents of community transmission within the lockdown area. The provincial update comes one day after the province confirmed its first case of the highly transmissible variant that was originally detected in India.