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Coronavirus: Nova Scotia opens border with New Brunswick, lifts more restrictions | FULL

CA, 19 Mar 2021
Nova Scotia is lifting coronavirus restrictions as only 17 active cases remain in the province, with three being reported on Thursday. Premier Iain Rankin announced the updated rules during a Friday press briefing, saying that residents of New Brunswick will no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival in Nova Scotia, however, Nova Scotians will still have to quarantine going into New Brunswick.

He also announced the province is lifting remaining coronavirus restrictions in the Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding communities: resuming visitation to long-term care homes and the allowance of special events and festivals hosted by recognized organizations.

Other updates include increasing household gathering limits to 10 visitors plus the number of people in the household and a province-wide change that will allow restaurants and bars to serve food and drink for an extra hour.

These new rules will be in effect Saturday starting at 8 am.

On Wednesday, the four Atlantic premiers have agreed to re-open its borders and remove COVID-19 quarantine rules for travelers between the provinces by April 19, conditional upon low case numbers in the region and ongoing advice from the chief medical officers of health.

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