COVID-19: Nova Scotia announces new restrictions for the holidays –December 16, 2020
In Halifax, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, and Premier Stephen McNeil provide an update on the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They announce new public-health restrictions that will take effect on December 21 for a period of three weeks. These measures include limiting personal gatherings to a maximum of 10 people. Sporting and cultural events will also be prohibited. These temporary measures will be applied provincewide until January 10. Current restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County are extended until 11:59 p.m. on December 20. Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang also provide an update on the start of vaccinations against the coronavirus disease in the province. Nova Scotia’s first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were administered to health-care workers in Halifax earlier in the day.