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Province introduces new COVID-19 testing recommendations for travellers

Dr. Robert Strang says people coming from outside Atlantic Canada are being asked to get tested on day one or two of quarantine, and then again on day 12, 13 or 14
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Dr. Robert Strang at a COVID-19 briefing on Friday, April 9, 2021

The province is now recommending new testing protocols for people entering the province from outside Atlantic Canada.

Those people are now being strongly encouraged to get tested twice during their 14 day quarantine.

Speaking at Friday's COVID-19 briefing the province's chief medical officer of health said they are being asked to get tested on day one or two of quarantine, and then again on day 12, 13 or 14.

"People in this situation are allowed to leave their quarantine for this testing and their quarantine does end at the end of the 14 days even if they have not yet received their second negative test result," said Dr. Robert Strang.

Strang said there are some people exempt from quarantine, such as airline crew members and military members, but he adds they are asking those workers to get tested three times after arriving in Nova Scotia.

He says this has already been communicated to those groups.

People can book a COVID-19 test on the province's website or they can call 811.

 




Chris Halef

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Chris is a reporter for HalifaxToday.ca and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature.
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