New Brunswick has recorded only 379 COVID-19 cases and six deaths. Premier Higgs said the province's economy was reopened earlier than most, and cited figures showing the province had regained lost jobs faster than any other province by August.
Canada is already experiencing a deadly third wave of COVID-19. But the rise of the P1 variant threatens to make the pandemic worse. Governments and the public will have to act fast to prevent further spread of a scarier variant.