Nova Scotia officials provide update on province’s COVID-19 response | LIVE

Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang are expected to provide an update on the province’s COVID-19 cases Monday, as well as discussing the ongoing government response to the pandemic.

Rankin on Sunday announced harsher penalties for large gatherings and more restrictions for the province, but did not close schools.

The province is doubling the fine for those who break gathering limits from $1,000 to $2,000. There is also a new provincial order until May 20 requiring people to stay in their communities and not travel, except for work, medical or legal reasons. The gathering limit outside of HRM has also been reduced to 10 indoors or outdoors.

Nova Scotia reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 Monday — the highest case count recorded since the pandemic began.

In the last three days alone, there has been 181 positive cases.

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