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Four new cases of COVID-19 (Temporary Foreign Workers)

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

The new cases are all temporary foreign workers, between 30 and 39, who arrived in Moncton and began immediately self-isolating, prior to taking up their jobs in the Miramichi. On day 10 these four workers were tested and subsequently diagnosed. They will continue to self-isolate until cleared by Public Health.

Because they were destined to work in the Miramichi region (Zone 7) they are considered Zone 7 cases by Public Health.

“Self-isolation at the time of diagnosis is the goal, which means the risk of transmission is the lowest it can possibly be, limiting the number of cases,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Our protocols are working.”

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 174 and 168 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are four active cases. As of today, 53,699 tests have been conducted.


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  1. Edith Campbell on August 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    They are staying in Moncton until cleared.. They are not from Miramichi or in Miramichi… They are in the Moncton zone.. Can the government not understand zone?…that doesn’t mean where you are going, it is where you are because you have to isolate right away.. According to that if someone is travelling to Halifax and is diagnosed in Montreal, they are in the Halifax zone.. Another reason I don’t agree with passing students who just show up..

  2. Marilyn Connors on August 16, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Why are we accepting foreign workers during a pandemic?

    • Iris Katt on August 16, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Marilyn Connors work needs to be done and since the federal is giving money away. No one is working!!

  3. Brenda Arbeau on August 16, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    How are they Zone 7 cases if they never stepped foot in the Miramichi region?

    • Amanda O'Donnell on August 16, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      I think it’s because their “temporary address” is in Miramichi region for when they would be coming to work!

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