COVID-19 Updates from April 2021 – Relevant News & Information
April 6, 2021:
- Newfoundland and Labrador Border Opening:Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 6, that the Newfoundland and Labrador border is opening and some other restrictions are being eased effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 7. Read more.
- Restrictions Eased: “We’re also now able to support businesses operating at full capacity and to allow an increase in numbers for sports, arts and culture groups,” said Dr. Strang. Malls, retail businesses and fitness facilities can return to operating at 100 per cent of their capacity, with physical distancing. Sports practices, training and games, and arts and culture rehearsals and performances can have 75 people. While physical distancing and masks are not required for these activities, they are recommended when possible. Spectators continue to be allowed at these events except when they are held at schools. Read more.
- Six New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified: Five cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person has been self-isolating, as required. Three are close contacts of a previously reported case. One is under investigation. There is also one case in Eastern Zone. It is a close contact of a previously reported case. Unrelated to the cases announced today, four new UK variant cases have been identified in the province. All four are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previous cases and two are related to international travel. Those four cases are resolved. Read more.