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WATCH: Nova Scotia's COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, June 22

Nova Scotia has announced two deaths and two new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, will provide a COVID-19 update today, June 22, at 3 p.m. 

Nova Scotia has announced two deaths and two new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday.

The province has also already announced, when it opens its borders to the rest of Atlantic Canada at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, those coming from New Brunswick will have isolation requirements based on their vaccination status and testing.

Those same requirements will apply when the province opens to travellers from outside Atlantic Canada on June 30.

Nova Scotia plans to have fewer restrictions for visitors from outside Atlantic Canada during Phase 4, which is currently scheduled to kick-in July 14, however earlier today, Rankin called that date for easing travel protocols a "worst-case scenario."

On Monday, the federal government announced it would start easing border restrictions on July 5. 

"It's positive news from the federal government on the July 5 date for travel. I'd like to align closer to that date, I'd like to try to give certainty to the tourism sector and families that want to come here," Rankin told NEWS 95.7 fill-in host Todd Veinotte.

"We're talking about what we need in place to be able to open up earlier," he added. "We said we'd be flexible with the dates. We were flexible with the Atlantic to move it up to June 23, and now we're looking at possibilities for early July for the rest of Canada."


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