11 things that changed Sunday around COVID-19

Now that Nova Scotia has cases, more measures are announced for bars, casinos, schools and travellers.

click to enlarge Nova Scotia officials, from left, health minister Randy Delorey, premier Stephen McNeil, chief and deputy chief medical officers of health Robert Strang and Gaynor Watson-Creed, at Sunday's COVID-19 press conference. - THE COAST
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Nova Scotia officials, from left, health minister Randy Delorey, premier Stephen McNeil, chief and deputy chief medical officers of health Robert Strang and Gaynor Watson-Creed, at Sunday's COVID-19 press conference.
Sunday afternoon the province gave a coronavirus media briefing. It looked a lot like Friday’s briefing, with four officials—premier Stephen McNeil, health minister Randy Delorey, and both the chief and deputy chief medical officers of health, Robert Strang and Gaynor Watson-Creed respectively—sitting in a row, behind microphones, in front of Nova Scotia flags. But where the takeaway from Friday’s briefing was the virus is coming, Sunday's message is that it’s here. These are the things we learned at Sunday’s briefing, including changes to protective measures the government is allowed to implement under the Health Protection Act.

1Three people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nova Scotia. They are unrelated to each other, but all recently returned to the province after international travel. The three are a Kings County woman in her 60s who was in Australia; a Haligonian man in his 50s who was at a conference in California; and a 30something man from Halifax who was travelling around Europe.

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Kyle Shaw

Kyle is the editor of The Coast. He was a founding member of the newspaper in 1993 and was the paper’s first publisher. Kyle occasionally teaches creative nonfiction writing (think magazine-style #longreads) and copy editing at the University of King’s College School of Journalism.

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