Enforcement is now concerned with the 2 newest instances of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island, a girl in her 20s and a girl in her 30s, says P.E.I.’s Chief Public Well being Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.
Wednesday, the province confirmed the brand new instances and mentioned they have been linked to journey within the Atlantic provinces.
There was additionally a public publicity website on the Toys R Us retailer in Charlottetown Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to midday.
“Two ladies have been travelling over the weekend and travelled for the weekend off Prince Edward Island they usually have been identified on return to P.E.I.,” Morrison mentioned Thursday afternoon, whereas taping her common weekly interview with CBC Information: Compass host Louise Martin.
“Each have been topic to the self-isolation necessities.
“The matter really has been referred to enforcement for investigation.”
Morrison mentioned she couldn’t say extra as a result of the matter is below investigation.
6 employees in isolation
Six employees members at Toys R Us at the moment are in isolation for 14 days resulting from attainable publicity, Morrison mentioned.
Public well being was additionally anticipating some prospects from the shop to come back for testing Thursday, however Morrison didn’t have numbers.
‘There are six employees at Toys R Us who’re in isolation for 14 days,’ Morrison advised CBC Information Thursday. (CBC)
“We have now to deal with every one among these instances as a possible variant case — that is due to what we’re seeing elsewhere within the area and throughout the nation,” Morrison mentioned.
“We’re involved however I am hopeful on the identical time we’re capable of comprise and restrict any transmission.”
Toys R Us regional vice-president Barb Corridor mentioned in an electronic mail to CBC Information that every one employees who have been scheduled to work might be paid for his or her scheduled hours.
“We take this case very significantly,” Corridor mentioned.
“The shop was closed [Wednesday] afternoon for the day, and can stay closed for the rest of [Thursday] to make sure an intensive cleansing takes place which has already began.”
The shop will reopen Friday, she mentioned.
Watch Louise Martin’s full interview with Dr. Heather Morrison tonight at 6 p.m. on CBC Information: Compass.
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