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New Brunswick to hold live COVID-19 news conference this afternoon

New Brunswick to hold live COVID-19 news conference this afternoon

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New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs and Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, are set to hold a COVID-19 news conference at 2:30 today.

The conference will be livestreamed here.

This conference comes the day after the province announced seven new COVID-19 cases and its first confirmed case of the variant first detected in India. Dr. Russell has previously said she was very worried about variants, specifically this variant, known as B.1.617.

As of Monday, the province had 122 active cases of COVID-19.

Read more: New Brunswick confirms case of COVID-19 variant first detected in India

Public Health also recently declared an outbreak at Magee House, an apartment-style residence at UNB in Fredericton.

As of Monday, six cases are related to the outbreak. Students, staff and families have been tested, and testing is ongoing at Elizabeth Parr-Johnston residence due to an exposure to a case.

– With files from Rebecca Lau

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