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COVID-19: Nova Scotia announces two-week province-wide shutdown – April 27, 2021

COVID-19: Nova Scotia announces two-week province-wide shutdown – April 27, 2021

COVID-19: Nova Scotia announces two-week province-wide shutdown – April 27, 2021



In Halifax, Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin 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 due to a continued surge of cases, the entire province is entering a shutdown for two weeks, starting April 28 at 8 a.m. until at least May 12. The new restrictions include closing all public and private schools, limiting indoor or outdoor gatherings to household members, closing non-essential retail stores, and shutting dine-in service for restaurants and licensed establishments.