There are no new cases of COVID-19 in the province. That leaves the number of infections in the Nova Scotia to date at 1,067, 63 have died. There are two active cases of the virus. There are no licensed long-term care homes in the province with active cases of COVID-19.
The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 491 Nova Scotia tests Thursday.
Premier Stephen McNeil and the Province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang announced that some visitor restrictions in long-term care are being eased. Effective July 22nd, both indoor and outdoor visits will be allowed with limited number of visitors and scheduled appointments. Residents and visitors must wear masks and maintain physical distancing except for limited contact like a hug. Residents and staff can gather in groups of 10 or less for dining, recreation or socializing without physical distancing. Groups must be consistent and visitors cannot join.
Sightseeing bus trips for groups of up to 10 people are allowed. Residents and staff cannot get off the bus and thorough cleaning before and after each trip is required. Licensed hair salongs in long-term care homes can reopen to serve residents only.
Also, starting July 24th, drivers and passengers on public transportation must wear a non-medical mask