Northwest N.B. prepares to enter full lockdown, province confirms 17 new cases | CBC News
The Edmundston and Grand Falls region will see businesses shut down and schools close as it enters a strict lockdown at midnight on Saturday.
The Zone 4 health area reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, just hours from from the beginning of tighter restrictions. Residents are urged to stay home as much as possible as case numbers continue to climb.
New Brunswick confirmed 17 new cases Saturday, the day after officials announced the lockdown at a news conference.
Eric Marquis, Edmundston’s deputy mayor, said he expected tighter restrictions and supports the lockdown.
“We knew that at one point we would have to push on the reset button and stop the spread,” he said.
Cases in Zone 4 have doubled four times since Jan. 6, when there were seven active cases. There are…