Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 17 new COVID-19 cases; Zone 4 lockdown begins at midnight

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Manitoba reports 259 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths today
Manitoba reports 259 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths today

Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

The cases have been identified in the Moncton region, Saint John region, Edmundston region, and the Campbellton region.

The five cases case in Zone 1 (Moncton) involve:

An individual 19 and under
An individual in their 20s
An individual in their 30s
Two individuals in their 50s
The one case in Zone 2 (Saint John) involve:

An individual 19 and under
The 10 cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston) involve:

Two individuals in their 20s
An individual in their 40s
Two individuals in their 50s
Five individuals in their 60s
The one case in Zone 5 (Campbellton) involves:

An individual in their 20s
All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

“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 on Saturday in a press release. “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 GOES INTO LOCKDOWN AT MIDNIGHT
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 RESTRICTIONS
Travel into New Brunswick will further be restricted as of 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.

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