Nova Scotia saw its largest one-day increase in cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday as the province announced 31 more, bringing its total to 293.

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and the province's chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang provided an update on cases in the province and discussed the government's efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The premier announced that the province would be removing travel as a prerequisite for COVID-19 testing, and said those who are experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms including dry cough and fever will be able to get tested.

While most cases in Nova Scotia to date have been connected to travel or a confirmed case, it is now known there is community spread.

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