Nova Scotia premier declares state of emergency effective immediately for province

Elias Hubbard
March 25, 2020

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency for his province Sunday at noon.

Dr. Strang says Nova Scotia is now requiring all people who have traveled outside the province to self-isolate.

McNeil responded with the alert adding Nova Scotia residents were not listening to government orders and still gathering in large groups. "We are dealing with a deadly virus and this behaviour is unacceptable".

Effective today, social gatherings of over five people are now banned in the province.

Testing has been opened up in that province to those who have a travel history outside Nova Scotia and are experiencing symptoms.

Police are now authorized to enforce the new measures under the Health Protection Act, specifically social distancing and self-isolation.

Fines can also be enacted for price gouging goods and services.

Despite nearly daily government news conferences, there seems to be a fair bit of confusion about what is - and isn't - an essential service since Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency on Sunday because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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