Nova Scotia update on COVID-19, new travel restrictions, and assistance for Ontario – April 20, 2021
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In Halifax, Iain Rankin, the premier of Nova Scotia, and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The premier announces that effective April 22, people travelling into the province from outside Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador will not be allowed to enter unless it is for essential reasons or if they are permanent residents of Nova Scotia. The new travel restrictions will be in place for four weeks. Premier Rankin also addresses Ontario’s request for emergency health assistance as that province tries to keep the third wave of the pandemic under control. While the premier says vaccines will not be reallocated to Ontario, Nova Scotia is considering what resources it is able to provide.