New Brunswick – The province announced its second COVID-19 related death today, Saturday, June 13.  The individual was between the ages of 80 and 89 with underlying health issues, and confirmed to have been part of the cluster of cases in Zone 5, and was a resident of Manoir de la Vallee, the long term care facility in Atholville which has seen several of the cases.

There are also three new cases of the virus in the province today, and one new case on Friday. 

The new cases today are:

  • an individual between 20 and 29;
  • an individual between 30 and 39; and,
  • an individual between 50 and 59

The new case Friday, June 12 is an individual between 40 and 49 who is an employee of the Campbellton Regional Hospital.

f you or a member of your family are showing two of the following symptoms, contact Tele-Care 811 or your primary health-care provider for further direction:

  • fever above 38°C or signs of fever (such as chills);
  • a new cough or worsening chronic cough;
  • sore throat;
  • runny nose;
  • headache;
  • a new onset of fatigue;
  • a new onset of muscle pain;
  • diarrhea;
  • loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell; and
  • in children, purple markings onthe fingers or toes. In this instance, testing will be done even if none of the other symptoms are present.

Information on public health recovery phases, measures and guidelines is available online.

While there was no federal briefing or press release today, on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who are currently stationed in nursing and long term care homes in Quebec will extend their original mission and remain in that province until at least Friday, June 26. 

Quebec’s Premier, Francois Legault, had requested CAF members remain in the province until mid-September, but Trudeau said the goal is to train and properly pay members of the Canadian Red Cross to take over the duties currently being fulfilled by the 1,400 CAF members.

Trudeau also announced as of Friday, the government was launching a three phase plan for temperature screening at airports.

He said the phases would start with checking the temperature of “…those travelling to Canada, then for those travelling from Canada, and finally for those travelling within Canada.” 

He said those who have a fever will not be permitted to board their flight. Employees who work in the secure areas of airports will also be subject to temperature checks.

Details on current benefit programs, application portals, Canada’s job bank, and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Canada, go to www.canada.ca

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