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N.S. top doctor urges residents to be truthful in COVID-19 investigations

This comes after a number of reports indicating some residents did not fully disclose that information to health officials
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Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health is urging residents to be truthful when public health asks about their movements as it investigates COVID-19 cases.

This comes after a number of reports indicating some residents did not fully disclose that information to health officials.

Speaking at Friday's COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Robert Strang said he finds this news disappointing.

"There are some individuals who have been very deliberately not following the public health regulations and they have not been truthful and honest about their movements and people they've been in contact with," said Strang.

"This lack of information has delayed investigations and is leaving more time for the virus to spread in communities."

He said these people are putting people's lives at risk by not adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

"I would ask any Nova Scotians who think public health measures don't apply to them, to think again and to stop," said Strang.

Nova Scotians are reminded to continue to practice hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing, among others.


Chris Halef

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