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Nova Scotia Health Authority reduces some services, suspends others as part of COVID-19 response

Nova Scotia Health Authority reduces some services, suspends others as part of COVID-19 response

The measures are aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19, and conserving and redeploying resources in anticipation of increasing demand
'Uncharted territory' : Restaurant and tourism industries struggle during COVID-19 pandemic

'Uncharted territory' : Restaurant and tourism industries struggle during COVID-19 pandemic

The restaurant industry employs 7 per cent of the province's workforce and supports local farmers and fishers
No fares and boarding buses from the rear among new Halifax Transit measures during COVID-19

No fares and boarding buses from the rear among new Halifax Transit measures during COVID-19

Changes in fare collection are in response to keeping the community safe from the spread of COVID-19, and are not intended to encourage increased use of transit services
Halifax Regional Police implement precautionary measures to curb spread of COVID-19

Halifax Regional Police implement precautionary measures to curb spread of COVID-19

Those calling 911 can expect to be asked questions regarding recent travel and symptoms
Two additional presumptive cases of COVID-19 announced in N.S. Tuesday

Two additional presumptive cases of COVID-19 announced in N.S. Tuesday

As of today, March 17, Nova Scotia has 934 negative test results, six presumptive positive cases and one confirmed case
Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

MSVU bachelor of education student, Nicole Mensour, is experiencing the challenges the sudden plunge into digital learning creates for students
Despite closures, daycare spots will be protected: Premier Stephen McNeil

Despite closures, daycare spots will be protected: Premier Stephen McNeil

McNeil is strongly recommending not sending kids to their grandparents as the coronavirus is having a major impact on the elderly
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission switching to to-go meals during COVID-19 pandemic

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission switching to to-go meals during COVID-19 pandemic

The organization usually serves 250 hot meals each day
Two new presumptive cases an example of why self-isolation is important

Two new presumptive cases an example of why self-isolation is important

The province's fourth and fifth presumptive cases were in close contact with people who had recently travelled outside the country
Canada to close borders to most non-citizens: Trudeau

Canada to close borders to most non-citizens: Trudeau

He says the country is taking 'increasingly aggressive steps' to keep everyone safe
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