Nova Scotia is reporting 4 new instances of COVID-19 on Wednesday, as the provinces enters the third section of its reopening plan and welcomes travellers from inside Canada.
Three of the instances are in Eastern Zone and are shut contacts of earlier instances, whereas the fourth case is in Central Zone and is expounded to journey.
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There have been no new recoveries reported on Wednesday, bringing the province’s complete energetic instances to 55. Two individuals are at present in hospital.
“Today we enter Phase 3 of our reopening plan and welcome Canadians back into our province in a safe way,” stated Premier Iain Rankin, in a information launch.
“It’s been a long time coming, and I know it has been hard, but I am pleased that the vaccine-based self-isolation requirements will allow many Nova Scotians to be reunited with loved ones.”
Under the third phase, the province will open its borders to New Brunswick with out restrictions. It can even permit absolutely vaccinated travellers from the remainder of Canada to enter the province with out self-isolating.
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Those from outdoors Atlantic Canada who’re partially vaccinated or unvaccinated might be allowed to enter, however can have to self-isolate for seven or 14 days, respectively.
More than 926,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered within the province, which means 72.7 per cent of the whole inhabitants has obtained a number of doses.
Dr. Robert Strang, the chief medical officer of well being, says whereas that Nova Scotia is main the nation in first-dose protection, “we still have work to do.”
“We need as many Nova Scotians as possible to get both doses of vaccine so that we can continue our reopening phases and be in a position to lift restrictions by the end of summer,” he stated.
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— With a file from Alex Cooke
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