Nova Scotia extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions into June – May 19, 2021
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In Halifax, Iain Rankin, the premier of Nova Scotia, and Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, provide an update on the provincial response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. In his remarks, Premier Rankin announces his government is extending current lockdown restrictions until at least the second week of June. Students and teachers will continue with at-home learning for the remainder of the school year.
Joining the speakers virtually is Dr. Brendan Carr, the president of the Nova Scotia Health Authority, who provides an update on hospitalizations in the province. There are currently 101 people in hospital for COVID-19, with 20 in intensive care units. The province is reporting 83 new cases of COVID-19.