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New Brunswick to provide COVID-19 briefing Friday

New Brunswick is set to provide a COVID-19 update on Friday.

Premier Blaine Higgs and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, will participate in a briefing scheduled to take place at 3 p.m.

On Thursday, the chief medical officer of health said new variants are causing concern and the premier admonished those flouting public safety protocols.

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Dr. Jennifer Russell said while progress seems to be made in Zone 4 (Edmundston region), two outbreaks have been declared at special care homes in the province, and she is concerned about the presence of variants of concern.

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– With files from Rebecca Lau

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