P.E.I. will ask for federal help with COVID if needed – CBC

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P.E.I. will ask for federal help with COVID if needed – CBC

by tmnationtalk on January 20, 202259 Views

Premier Dennis King says province isn’t in that need yet, and hopes not to be

Jan 20, 2022

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the federal government could step in to help if COVID-19 cases become unmanageable in the province.

The premier told Power & Politics host Nil Köksal Wednesday night that there are contingency plans in place for different scenarios as P.E.I. looks ahead in this wave of the pandemic.

“When we look beyond our borders, we know there could be help there,” King said. “Whether it’s through the army or other measures.”

“Right now, we are not in that need yet. We are hopeful to not be in that need.”

There are currently ten people in hospital being treated for COVID-19 — three of the 10 are in the intensive care unit. There are two other people who also have COVID-19, but are in hospital for another reason.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-covid-federal-help-politics-1.6321294

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