Minister of Health John Haggie has declared a public health emergency, announced during an update provided on COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador this afternoon.
BREAKING | Minister of Health, @Johnrockdoc speaking now.
Haggie has signed the first document for a Public Health Emergency.@NTVNewsNL
— Kelly-Anne Roberts (@KellyAnneNTV) March 18, 2020
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Janice Fitzgerald confirms there are still 3 presumptive positive cases in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region.
590 people in the province have been tested for COVID-19, with 587 people confirmed negative for the virus.