Nova Scotia closes schools following COVID-19 case spike, announces tighter restrictions | FULL
CA, 27 Apr 2021
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin announced Monday that all public schools in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and surrounding areas will close Tuesday, and that tighter restrictions will be added as a result of rising COVID-19 numbers.
The province reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — the highest case count recorded since the pandemic began.
Chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang detailed the restrictions that are returning in all areas of Nova Scotia, which begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect until at least May 20.
Gatherings are limited to 10, both indoors and outdoors, and effective immediately, all school field trips and school-organized activities that bring students from different schools together, such as sports and music, have been stopped.
Restrictions announced last week for Halifax Regional Municipality, Hubbards, Milford, Lantz, Elmsdale, Enfield, Mount Uniacke, South Uniacke, Ecum Secum and Trafalgar remain in place.
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