NL to end mask mandate



As of Tuesday, the province will remove the provincial mask mandate.


In a media briefing today, Premier Andrew Furey said it will still be up to individuals if they want to wear a mask.


The mask mandate was in place for almost a year.


There were also two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory.


The first new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region over 70 years of age. The case is related to international travel.


The second new confirmed case is a female in the Eastern Health region over 70 years of age. The case is related to international travel.


There are two people in hospital due to COVID-19. One is a crewmember from the ship that was off the coast of Bay Bulls and one is a crewmember from the ship that was anchored in Conception Bay.


There is one new presumptive positive case in the Eastern Health region.


Currently, there are seven active cases of COVID-19 in the province.


So far, 263,991 tests have been administered.