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Nova Scotians 70+ can now book additional COVID-19 booster

Nova Scotians 70+ can now book additional COVID-19 booster

Boosters are also now being encouraged for kids between the ages of 12 and 17
13 COVID-19 deaths reported this week as data suggests wave may have peaked

13 COVID-19 deaths reported this week as data suggests wave may have peaked

The number of lab-confirmed cases and the number of cases linked to long-term care outbreaks are similar to last week's report
Parents call for more transparency on COVID-19 in schools

Parents call for more transparency on COVID-19 in schools

"There's the idea that parents don't need to know if there's COVID in schools, and I've never quite believed that," says N.S. Parents for Public Education's Deborah McNamara, as calls continue for more transparency from the province
Liberals want province's chief medical officer of health to have more independence

Liberals want province's chief medical officer of health to have more independence

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin says if the top doctor were no longer required to report through the Department of Health, his recommendations could be more transparent
List aims to help Nova Scotians find 'COVID Safer' places

List aims to help Nova Scotians find 'COVID Safer' places

The list on the Test To Protect website was recently promoted by infectious disease specialist Dr. Lisa Barrett on Twitter
14 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

14 COVID-19 deaths reported this week

This week's report covers a six-day period from April 6 to April 11
WATCH: Dr. Robert Strang holds media availability on Thursday, April 14

WATCH: Dr. Robert Strang holds media availability on Thursday, April 14

It's scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.
'We are still in a pandemic': Top doctor asks Nova Scotians to be careful this Easter

'We are still in a pandemic': Top doctor asks Nova Scotians to be careful this Easter

"Lots of people are acting like, 'I'm done, the pandemic's finished' and no, that's wrong response." Nova Scotia's top doctor asking people to be careful this Easter long weekend
Mask mandate in schools extended into May

Mask mandate in schools extended into May

Masks will continue to be mandatory until at least the May long weekend
Nova Scotia offers financial support to Maritime Bus

Nova Scotia offers financial support to Maritime Bus

Prior to the pandemic, Maritime Bus employed more than 200 people in Nova Scotia
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