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HALIFAX –
As Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19 – the largest number of cases the province has seen since April – Prime Minister Stephen McNeil says it is “time to take some tough measures” to contain the spread / p>

“Thirty-seven cases in a day. If that’s not enough, I don’t know what it is. If you didn’t wake up with the second wave, this is your wake up call,” McNeil said before announcing new restrictions during a press conference in Halifax on Tuesday

“There is no doubt that COVID is in our communities and trying to get a grip on Greater Halifax We need to stop the spread now”

As of 12:01 p.m. Thursday, the following measures will apply for two weeks in the western and central Halifax area, which the province defines as HRM from Hubbards to and including Porters Lake and parishes to Elmsdale and Mount Uniacke in Hants County:

The restrictions are in effect for two weeks until 9 midnight, but they could be extended

Employees, volunteers and designated caregivers in long-term care facilities in HRM will undergo bi-weekly voluntary testing starting Friday

Schools, after-school programs, and childcare remain open Certain personal service businesses such as hairdressers, beauticians, and nail salons in western and central human resources management can continue, with the exception of procedures that cannot be performed while a user is wearing a mask

Nova Scotians are also urged to avoid non-essential travel to and from the western and central Halifax Regional Municipality and to avoid travel to other Atlantic provinces for non-essential reasons

As of 12:01 am on Thursday, Nova Scotia has the following new restrictions in all zones:

“Everything we announce today will have an impact, but due to the incubation period of the virus, these high numbers will continue for up to 10 days for the next week,” stated Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Robert Strang “As we begin to see the effects of our tough actions, it will be at least a week, if not 10 days, before we really see the effects””

Strang said he expected high case numbers in the next few days and that the province was ready to confirm cases in hospitals or long-term care facilities

“I don’t want to scare people, but I want people to have a realistic picture of what is ahead of us. If we’ve forgotten how serious COVID-19 is, this is a reminder and we must all work together to get out of it liberate, and we must all start today “

One of the busiest shopping days of the year is only days away, but Strang urges people to focus only on essential purchases or shop online, pointing out that crowded stores are of particular concern, which is why retail stores in the Halifax area buyers and employees need to restrict

“We need to cut the crowds in stores. If you think you’re coming to Halifax for Black Friday this weekend, please think again,” said Strang. “HRM isn’t a shopping destination for the rest of the world, at least for the next two weeks Province “

Only One Person in a Household Should Buy Essential Items When it comes to non-essential vacation shopping, the safest way to buy items online or arrange a roadside pickup, according to Strand, is that Nova Scotians also urge Nova Scotians to stop their local stores at this time to support

Nova Scotia reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday – the highest increase in a day since Jan. April when the province reported a record of 55 cases

There are currently 87 active cases in the province. A previously reported case is now resolved

Of the new cases, 35 are in the central zone of the province, which includes the Halifax regional parish

A case was also identified in the western zone involving a student at the Northeast Kings Education Center in Canning N. The student is self isolating and the case is being investigated

The school will remain closed for the remainder of the week while health officials conduct contact tracing and redevelop the building

A case has also been identified in the Northern Zone, although this case is related to Halifax

McNeil said most new cases affect people between the ages of 18 and 35

In Nova Scotia a total of 130113 negative and 1227 positive COVID-19 tests performed227 positive cases apply 1075 resolved, and 65 people have died, leaving 87 active cases

As of Tuesday, 118 new cases had been identified in the province that month This is the highest number of new cases in a month since April, when 853 new cases were reported

There are cases that have been confirmed across the province, but most have been identified in the central zone where the Halifax Regional Municipality is located

According to the provincial government, the cumulative cases by zone may change when the data is updated in Panorama, the province’s electronic information system

Nova Scotia Health asks anyone who works at a licensed facility or goes to a bar or restaurant in the Halifax Regional Municipality after 10 p.m. to book a COVID-19 test in the past two weeks, even if they have no symptoms

The announcement is part of what the government calls a “comprehensive asymptomatic testing strategy for people who go to or work in night bars and restaurants” “

People who work in a licensed facility or after 10 p.m. in a bar or restaurant in urban and suburban HR management have been around since Nov. 10 are asked to visit the COVID self-assessment page to schedule a COVID-19 test

The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, notifies users when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Anyone who has a fever, or a new or worsening cough, or two or more of the following new or worsening symptoms, is encouraged to take an online test or call 811 to see if they need to be tested for COVID-19: p>

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate at home and out of public for 14 days

Anyone traveling to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic for non-essential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days and complete a self-declaration form before entering the province Travelers must stay alone and away from others If they cannot isolate themselves, Your entire household must also self-isolate for 14 days

Residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador do not need to self-isolate when traveling to Nova Scotia, but must be willing to prove their residency at the provincial borders

Visitors from outside the Atlantic region who have already self-isolated in another Atlantic province for 14 days can travel to Nova Scotia without having to self-isolate again

Stephen McNeil, Prime Minister of Nova Scotia, briefs on COVID-19 during a press conference in Halifax on November 24, 2020

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