Toys R Us Exposure Warning Given as P.E.I Reports 2 New COVID- 19 Cases


P.E.I has confirmed two new cases of COVD-19 and one public exposure site, at the Toys R Us store on Buchanan Drive in Charlottetown.

Any individual who was at the store on Tuesday, February 23 from 10 a.m to 12 noon could have come in contact with the virus.

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Individuals in that position are being asked to self-isolate immediately and look for a COVID-19 test ASAP.

The new infections involve 2 women, one in her 20s and another in her 30s, with both cases related to travel within Atlantic Canada. A press release from the Chief Public Health Office says the cases are connected to another positive case in the Atlantic region.

The statement has it that both women as isolating and being monitored by public health daily. Contact tracing has started.

The CPHO said that any person who visited Toys R Us during the 2-hour period of risk on Tuesday should stay away from others starting as soon as possible, and intend to visit a drop-in testing clinic on Thursday.

The statement continues that even after receiving a negative result from that initial test, persons who were at the toy business should continue to watch themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again if symptoms develop.

As of now, Prince Edward Island has 3 active cases of COVID-19 and a total of 117 cases of the disease since the coronavirus outbreak.