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.
unday 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.
Three 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.