New Brunswick unveils its three-phase reopening plan to lift COVID-19 restrictions – May 27, 2021
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In Fredericton, Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, Premier Blaine Higgs, and Dorothy Shephard, the provincial health minister, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. They announce details of the province’s plan to gradually lift public-health measures that are in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Restrictions in the province will be eased over the coming months based on vaccination and hospitalization rates. The first phase is expected to begin on June 7. Changes that will come into effect include ending isolation or testing requirements for those travelling to New Brunswick from Atlantic Canada and the Avignon and Témiscouata regions of Quebec, with the exception of Nova Scotia. Travel registration will still be required .Other changes include permitting contact with all family and friends as well as loosening restrictions for indoor and outdoor gatherings.