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Prince Edward Island to keep mask mandate for indoor public places until April 28

The province is lifting all gathering and capacity limits at midnight tonight
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Dr. Heather Morrison, chief medical officer for Prince Edward Island, speaks to the media after she watched three medical staff receive the first COVID-19 vaccines on the island, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island is lifting some public health restrictions but keeping its mask mandate for indoor public places until at least April 28.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Heather Morrison told reporters today masks are more effective against the novel coronavirus when there is a universal requirement to wear them.  

The province is lifting all gathering and capacity limits at midnight tonight.

COVID-19 testing at the entry points to the province will be voluntary until April 28 and then end after that.  

Morrison is reporting one COVID-19-related death in the past week, involving a person over the age of 80.  

She says the province has 3,619 active cases of COVID-19 and 30 people in hospital with the disease, including three in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 5, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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