26 Apr Working together to flatten the curve
Premier Iain Rankin is focused on leading the province’s response as we work to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the virus. Today, sixty-six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nova Scotia. In response to the cases in several schools in the HRM, public schools have moved to at-home learning.
COVID-19 does discriminate by region. That is why our Premier, Iain Rankin, announced tighter restrictions in all areas of the province. These restrictions include:
– The gathering limit outside of Halifax has been reduced to 10 people, whether indoors or outdoors. The gathering limit in the HRM remains at 5 people.
– Social events, festivals, arts/cultural events, sports events, wedding receptions, and funeral receptions are not permitted
– Restaurants can operate at 50 per cent capacity and must stop service at 11 pm, with doors closing by midnight
– For a list of all restrictions, visit: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210426006
People 55 to 59 are now eligible to receive Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at various clinics across the province. All community clinics and many pharmacies have available appointments. Our Liberal government is committed to providing vaccinations to all Nova Scotians in a quick manner, based on age in order to defeat this virus.
Premier Rankin has emphasized the importance of getting tested so we could protect our families, our communities, and our province. In record numbers, thousands of Nova Scotians have answered his calls to get tested, but these numbers would not have been possible without the many volunteers who make testing centres available.
Our testing sites need more people to help run them. If you’re able to, please consider volunteering at your local community pop-up testing site.
We all need to do everything we can to flatten the curve and stop the spread of this disease.