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Prince Edward Island begins airport COVID-19 testing pilot venture

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island is beginning a COVID-19 testing pilot venture Tuesday for travellers arriving within the province by air.

Chief public well being officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the four-week venture will assess the feasibility of utilizing fast checks on travellers.

Air travellers could have two swabs taken after they land on the Island: one for a fast check and one other that might be despatched for affirmation at a provincial laboratory.

Morrison says passengers won’t have to attend for outcomes however the check on arrival doesn’t exclude travellers from the obligatory 14-day isolation interval.

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She says authorities wish to detect COVID-19 instances amongst travellers extra shortly.

No new instances of COVID-19 had been reported immediately and the province has one energetic reported an infection.




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