New Brunswick to mandate face coverings in public buildings, reports no new COVID-19 cases

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New Brunswick is reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, a day after reporting its first death related to the disease.

That puts the province at a total of 136 COVID-19 cases. Health officials say 121 people have recovered from the disease.

Four people remain in hospital, one of which is intensive care.

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The province has also announced that face coverings will be required by anyone entering a building open to the general public beginning Tuesday, June 9.

Masks covering the mouth and nose had previously been required in any location where physical distancing of 2 meters wasn’t possible.

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The expansion of the guideline sees exemptions for children under 2, any children attending a licensed early education and child care facility and those unable to wear face coverings for medical reasons.

New from New Brunswick Public Heath: “Effective on Tuesday, June 9, the requirement to wear a face covering in any location in which physical distancing of 2 metres is not possible, is extended to everyone entering a building open to the general public.”

— Travis Fortnum (@travisfortnum) June 5,

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