P.E.I.’s top doctor will provide a second update on the province’s COVID-19 response on Friday afternoon.

The province will stream the update live online at 4 p.m. AT.

READ MORE: P.E.I.’s top doctor recommends schools stay closed until at least May 11

In an update earlier in the day, Chief Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison recommended that schools remain closed until at least May 11.

She also advised that nonessential businesses and government services stay closed “indefinitely.”

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The province’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to nine on Thursday.

2:52Coronavirus outbreak: New Brunswick investigating 1st possible community spread case among 12 newly confirmed

Coronavirus outbreak: New Brunswick investigating 1st possible community spread case among 12 newly confirmed

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Health officials caution against all international travel. Returning travellers are legally obligated to self-isolate for 14 days, beginning March 26, in case they develop symptoms and to prevent spreading the virus to others. Some provinces and territories have also implemented additional recommendations or enforcement measures to ensure those returning to the area self-isolate.

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