While there remain no cases in the province, crowds from George Motorway bear brought on authorities to alternate pandemic guidelines into enforceable guidelines, and fines for agencies who bear no longer comply.
There usually are no longer any new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to the provincial authorities’s update Thursday, because the promised guidelines around bars change into expert.
The total caseload stays at 261, with 258 of us having recovered from the virus. Three of us bear died.
In full, 19,786 of us of us were tested. That’s an develop of 311 in the last 24 hours.
Thursday’s numbers were disbursed by activity of email, because the in-person briefings are in actual fact Wednesdays easiest.
That email also acknowledged the guidelines surrounding bar operations were modified, as Health Minister John Haggie urged in the course of Wednesday’s briefing. Pointers that were beforehand suggestions are in actual fact guidelines, and as such are enforceable with punishments from the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Company, equivalent to losing liquor licences.
The guidelines now mandate that bars can easiest operate at a maximum of half of capability, as lengthy as bodily distancing shall be maintained “at all occasions.” Dance flooring could seemingly well no longer be extinct for dancing, despite the real fact that bars also can spend them as seating areas as lengthy as tables shall be distanced at no longer decrease than two metres.
“It is the accountability of agencies with a licence to make certain that compliance with this declare,” the email acknowledged.
That announcement came after photos of a couple of bars on George Motorway over the weekend appeared filled with of us. There are in actual fact four active complaints with Service NL regarding the gatherings.
Also on Wednesday, the authorities offered extra easing of restrictions for lengthy-term care homes in the province.
Every resident can now enlarge their company to up to six of us for their bubble, as against the new restrict of one.
Thursday marks the 42nd consecutive day with out a new identified case of COVID-19 in the province.
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