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