Prince Edward Island introduces COVID-19 restrictions as New Brunswick loosens them

New Brunswick reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. To date, 30 of the province's cases have been confirmed to be the Omicron variant. Getty Images

One Atlantic province is introducing aggressive new public health rules Monday, as another loosens its COVID-19 restrictions.

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King announced yesterday that the province would enter a two-week “circuit-breaker” lockdown Monday.

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The move is an effort to curb community spread of the novel coronavirus, as King says contact tracing has been difficult.

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New Brunswick, meanwhile, is lifting restrictions in Moncton and Fredericton thanks to a declining COVID-19 caseload.

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Coronavirus: New Brunswick to move Moncton, Fredericton regions to Yellow alert level

The two areas will return to the less restrictive “yellow” level of precautions.

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But officials in New Brunswick are reminding residents that the situation in other provinces remains grim, so it’s not yet safe to let loose.

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