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17 new cases / Zone 4 to go into lockdown tonight at 11:59 p.m.

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The five cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • an individual 19 and under;
  • an individual 20-29;
  • an individual 30-39; and
  • two people 50-59.

The one case in Zone 2 (Saint John region) is as follows:

  • an individual 19 and under.

The 10 cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 20-29;
  •  an individual 40-49;
  • two people 50-59; and
  • five people 60-69.

The one case in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) is as follows:

  • an individual 20-29.

All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,104 and 762 have recovered. There have been 13 deaths, and the number of active cases is 328. Five patients are hospitalized with three in intensive care. As of today, 186,796 tests have been conducted.

 “As we continue to manage our reality of COVID-19 in the province, I strongly advise everyone who is displaying COVID-19 symptoms to please get tested. Do not take chances with your health and those of your loved ones and others in the community,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Our objective with the implementation of the lockdown measures in Zone 4 effective tonight is to reduce opportunities for transmission by having people limit their movements to the greatest extent possible. When we stop moving and interactions, we stop COVID-19.”

Zone 4 to go into lockdown tonight at 11:59 p.m.

Zone 4 (Edmundston region) will go into lockdown effective at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, under the province’s mandatory order.

A detailed list of lockdown restrictions, including what can remain open and what must close, is available online. These restrictions are expected to stay in place for a minimum of 14 days.

Travel restriction

Travel into New Brunswick will further be restricted as of tonight, Saturday, Jan. 23. at 11:59 p.m. Everyone entering the province will have to self-isolate for 14 days. Exceptions will include those who travel back and forth daily for work, commercial transportation operators, and those that must travel for medical care, child care and child custody. However, most of these travellers will have to be tested weekly, and testing access will be improved to facilitate this requirement.

Travellers must ensure that their travel is registered by applying at www.gnb.ca/travelregistration.

Reminder of Red and Orange level rules

Zones 1, 2 and 3 remain at the Red level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Zones 5, 6 and 7 remain at the Orange level.

Emergency order updated

The state of emergency mandatory order was revised on Friday, Jan. 22, under the authority of the Emergency Measures Act.

23 January 2021

Les McLaughlin

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