N.L. ahead of schedule in reopening plan, as N.B. drops all restrictions

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is moving to the second step of its reopening plan two weeks ahead of schedule.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says beginning Sunday, fully and partially vaccinated travellers from Canada will no longer have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, nor will they have to self-isolate.

Fitzgerald told reporters today that with 52 per cent of residents aged 12 and over now fully vaccinated, the province's mandatory mask requirements will be up for review during the week of Aug. 9.

The province reported no new cases of COVID-19 today.

Meanwhile New Brunswick, which reported seven new cases of COVID-19 today, has 67 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated and is doing away with all of its COVID-19 pandemic restrictions as of 11:59 p.m. tonight

Nova Scotia is reporting one new COVID-19 case, with online data showing 68 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 30, 2021.

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