**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release
State of Emergency to be Extended
The province is renewing the state of emergency under the authority of the Emergency Management Act for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians.
Cabinet met Thursday, April 16 by teleconference and agreed to ask the lieutenant governor to extend the state of emergency for another two weeks. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, April 19 and extend to noon Sunday, May 3, unless government terminates or extends it.
— a state of emergency was declared on March 22
— a copy of the renewed order will be available at: http://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/#provincial-state-emergency