COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up
The COVID curve in Nova Scotia is not flattened, it is flat as a pancake.
For the 16th straight day, tests have found no new cases of the virus while no active cases are to be found anywhere in the province.
This good news is not because testing numbers have been greatly reduced. In fact, the QEII microbiology lab conducted 687 tests yesterday.
The premier says he is proud of what Nova Scotians have accomplished but he knows a bigger test is now unfolding. Stephen McNeil says, “As restrictions are eased, and we head toward an Atlantic bubble, it remains as important as ever to follow all public health guidance and basic hygiene advice.”
The Atlantic bubble refers to the opening of interprovincial borders, next Friday, for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland. Residents in that bubble will be free to travel throughout the four provinces without having to submit to a 14 day period of self-isolation.
Travellers will have to submit to whatever restrictions are in place for the host province, but freedom to move about will not be one of them.
Travellers from elsewhere in Canada will be required to self-isolate when entering the Atlantic bubble, but after that 14 day period, they too will be free to roam the bubble.
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