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Nova Scotia Health activates provincial escalation plan to increase ICU capacity

Nova Scotia Health activates provincial escalation plan to increase ICU capacity

So far fewer than five intensive care patients have been transferred from the Central Zone to ICUs in the Northern and Western zones
149 new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday

149 new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday

There are 73 people in hospital, including 14 in ICU
Nova Scotians may now qualify for up to four paid sick days for COVID-related time off

Nova Scotians may now qualify for up to four paid sick days for COVID-related time off

The $16 million COVID-19 Sick Leave Program is expected to help more than 100,000 Nova Scotians
Advocacy group calls N.S. COVID travel ban unconstitutional, says should be scrapped

Advocacy group calls N.S. COVID travel ban unconstitutional, says should be scrapped

Cara Faith Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says the rules violate mobility rights guaranteed in the Charter
Bedford business owner fined $11,622.50 under Health Protection Act

Bedford business owner fined $11,622.50 under Health Protection Act

Police say the man was operating a short-term rental business contrary to regulations
Start of camping season at provincial parks delayed for second  year in a row

Start of camping season at provincial parks delayed for second year in a row

Provincial regulations currently prevent Nova Scotians from leaving their municipalities for non-essential reasons, and in addition to that, we are being asked to stay as close to home as possible
Drop in COVID testing numbers could prolong lockdown, says infectious disease expert

Drop in COVID testing numbers could prolong lockdown, says infectious disease expert

Dr. Lisa Barrett says Nova Scotia needs people to keep getting tested in order to reduce community spread
Third wave of COVID-19 hitting younger demographic

Third wave of COVID-19 hitting younger demographic

'I can't look at someone who is 25 and say 'don't worry about COVID' anymore,' said Dr. Lisa Barrett
118 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

118 new COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday

There are 64 people in hospital, including 10 in ICU
Three more people fined $2,000 under Health Protection Act

Three more people fined $2,000 under Health Protection Act

The first went to a Dartmouth woman after police were told she was not self-isolating as required
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