The Province of Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 bringing the number of active cases to five. The new case is a Nova Scotia truck driver who travelled outside Canada as an essential worker.
Today’s Statement from Dr. Strang
Earlier today, Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Nova Scotia released a statement. There had been reports in the media of Irving Shipbuilding employees being granted exceptions from self-isolating for 14 days upon return to Canada from The United States.
“There have been a number of questions and concerns about an exception granted by Public Health to Irving Shipbuilding for travel to the U.S.” said Dr. Strang.”
“I did give an exception in June with very tight restrictions, but now after concerns have been raised, I have revoked that exception and made clear there will be no further company travel to or from the U. S. I have also ordered the individuals be sent home to isolate for 14 days and asked for assurances that COVID testing has been completed.”