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 the implementation of additional public-health measures as the province sees 227 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, another single-day record. Starting May 8 at 8 a.m., retail stores offering essential products and services must limit their capacity to 25 per cent. On May 10, the province’s border will close to people intending to move there as well as to residents of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. Schools will remain closed and at-home learning will continue until at least the end of May. (no interpretation)