Newfoundland and Labrador is not considering so-called point-of-entry testing despite P.E.I.’s success with finding the UK variant of COVID-19 at its border.
However, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says there are still no guarantees that it would be any more effective than current methods.
She says officials in this province don’t know for sure that it would catch more variant cases here, noting it took eight days for the P.E.I. case to be confirmed positive.
Fitzgerald added there’s a false negative rate with every test that’s carried out.