In Halifax, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, and Premier Iain Rankin provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. They announce new public-health restrictions for Halifax Regional Municipality, Porters Lake, Elmsdale, Lantz, Mount Uniacke, Hubbards, and Lunenburg. Restaurants will be required to close by 10:00 p.m. Residents in long-term care homes can only have visits from their designated caregivers and may only leave for medical appointments or a drive. Sports, arts and culture events will not be permitted. Nova Scotians are being asked to avoid all non-essential travel within the province, especially to and from the restricted areas. The new measures will be in effect 8:00 a.m. on February 27 for a period of at least one month.
The announcement comes after COVID-19 cases have increased in parts of the province. (No interpretation)