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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
Paid Sick Leave Program extended into May

Paid Sick Leave Program extended into May

Sick days taken between April 1 and May 7 may now be eligible for reimbursement
Mandatory masking a 'good thing' amid rising COVID cases: Dr. Barrett

Mandatory masking a 'good thing' amid rising COVID cases: Dr. Barrett

Halifax infectious disease specialist Dr. Lisa Barrett says the rise of COVID-19 cases is a public safety issue where it'd be beneficial to help people make choices
Weekly reporting of COVID data a 'necessary shift': Strang

Weekly reporting of COVID data a 'necessary shift': Strang

Dr. Shelley Deeks added weekly reports help to highlight overall trends without getting caught up in day-to-day fluctuations
Strang not recommending bringing back COVID-19 mandates despite rise in cases

Strang not recommending bringing back COVID-19 mandates despite rise in cases

'Restrictive measures have societal consequences too,' said Dr. Robert Strang
Rapid test kits now available in more locations

Rapid test kits now available in more locations

People can pick up a box at MLA offices, public libraries and Access Nova Scotia locations
WATCH: Dr. Robert Strang holds media availability

WATCH: Dr. Robert Strang holds media availability

He'll be joined by Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shelley Deeks
Nova Scotians 70+ and long-term care residents will soon be eligible for second booster

Nova Scotians 70+ and long-term care residents will soon be eligible for second booster

In addition, as of tomorrow, the Novavax vaccine will be available for adults 18 and older
8 new COVID deaths reported this week

8 new COVID deaths reported this week

There were 61 new hospital admissions due to COVID-19 for the one-week period ending April 6
'You don't need mandates to tell you how to keep your family safe,' premier reiterates in new video

'You don't need mandates to tell you how to keep your family safe,' premier reiterates in new video

Liberal Leader Iain Rankin has called on Tim Houston to resume daily COVID-19 data reporting
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