The Canadian Press
Posted February 23, 2021 12:42 pm
Updated February 23, 2021 12:44 pm
CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island is starting a COVID-19 testing pilot project Tuesday for travellers arriving in the province by air.
Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison says the four-week project will assess the feasibility of using rapid tests on travellers.
Air travellers will have two swabs taken when they land on the Island: one for a rapid test and another that will be sent for confirmation at a provincial laboratory.
Morrison says passengers will not have to wait for results but the test on arrival does not exclude travellers from the mandatory 14-day isolation period.
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She says authorities are looking to detect COVID-19 cases among travellers more quickly.
No new cases of COVID-19 were reported today and the province has one active reported infection.
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