N.L. Records a New Case of COVID-19

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On Monday, Newfoundland and Labrador announced one new case of COVID-19. This is the first time in six days that the area recorded a new infection. The Department of Health and Community Services stated the new case is linked to travel with Canada. 

The new case is a female under the age of 20 in the Eastern health region.

The province claimed there were no new cases over the weekend in a statement issued on Monday and has ceased releasing updates on the weekends. 

Since Friday, there have been two new recoveries, but one person is still hospitalized. 

Currently, there are six active cases in the area. 

From July 1st, Newfoundland and Labrador will open its borders to travellers who are fully immunized, without a need to quarantine; therefore, concluding a contentious 15-month travel ban that restricted incoming visitors, excluding those who acquired exemptions beforehand. 

A compulsory travel form for individuals visiting Newfoundland and Labrador is now accessible online and permits people to upload their proof of COVID-19 vaccination. According to the provincial government, the form should be presented up to 72 hours before arrival. 

The media statement reads,

“People who are currently in self-isolation can complete the new form and upload their record to be able to leave isolation as of July 1. If you travelled from within the Atlantic [provinces], you will need to complete the travel form but are not required to provide vaccination status.”

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