Robert Strang

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Robert Strang said : “It’s important to continue to get tested for COVID-19, even if you’ve had one dose of vaccine,” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It's important to continue to get tested for COVID-19, even if you've had one dose of vaccine," External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is a dramatic surge in our supply and well above the maximum we anticipated," "But ultimately, it’s a game changer" External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is a dramatic surge in our supply and well above the maximum we anticipated," "But ultimately, it’s a game changer" External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "They certainly are introducing a higher level of risk into their province," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're watching carefully the potential impacts on their province because that has implications for us," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The is no substantive difference between Pfizer and Moderna vaccines other than they are made by two different companies," External link

CBC Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I think he's had a strong response from the community in Cape Breton," "My only other thing would say he's a trained emergency physician and I'm trained as a public health physician, I don't try to practice emergency medicine, and you shouldn't try to practice public health medicine" External link

barrie Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we work our way through the reopening plan, entering Phase 2 today, it is important to remember to continue to get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated as soon as you can," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we work our way through the reopening plan, entering Phase 2 today, it is important to remember to continue to get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated as soon as you can,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions,” “We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Getting vaccinated will not only protect you but also your loved ones," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the woman who has passed away," External link

barrie Monday, June 14, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The way out of this third wave is to get vaccinated with both doses but also to get tested regularly," External link

CBC Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There's nothing magic about 105 days," External link

CBC Friday, June 11, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I'm puzzled a bit by people saying it's just a month," "We wouldn't throw away a month of school if it was February or November. There is still a lot of learning that can happen in June" External link

barrie Friday, June 11, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “With the federal government’s announcement about the expected shipment of additional Moderna vaccine, I am hopeful that this will allow us to move through our vaccine rollout plan quicker than we had anticipated,” External link

novascotia Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "With the federal government's announcement about the expected shipment of additional Moderna vaccine, I am hopeful that this will allow us to move through our vaccine rollout plan quicker than we had anticipated," External link

barrie Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Get your second dose as soon as you can," "Every dose of vaccine gets us closer to our new normal" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Studies have shown that a single dose is only 30 per cent effective," "Two doses are very good protection, so it's very important that we build a two-dose coverage" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : "I'm now recommending that anyone who got a first dose of AstraZeneca can get a second dose of an mRNA vaccine," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is nice to see Nova Scotians getting back to doing some of the things we had to pause during lockdown, but we need to stay vigilant," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It is nice to see Nova Scotians getting back to doing some of the things we had to pause during lockdown, but we need to stay vigilant,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As excited as we are to see friends and loved ones again, please remember to keep the gatherings outdoors, keep your groups small and consistent, maintain distance between groups, get tested often, and practice good public health protocols like masking and washing your hands,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is nice to see Nova Scotians getting back to doing some of the things we had to pause during lockdown, but we need to stay vigilant," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : “We are just revising our informed consent process,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “There remains a low level of COVID-19 activity in Halifax-area communities,” External link

novascotia Monday, June 7, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s encouraging to see our case numbers decrease, and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their commitment to following the public health restrictions and their patience with reopening the province,” External link

cknw Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s encouraging to see our case numbers decrease, and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their commitment to following the public health restrictions and their patience with reopening the province,” External link

globalnews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s encouraging to see our case numbers decrease and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their commitment to following the public health restrictions and their patience with reopening the province,” External link

novascotia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we create more opportunities for Nova Scotians to regain some normalcy in their lives, it’s important that we stay vigilant, even for those who have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we create more opportunities for Nova Scotians to regain some normalcy in their lives, it's important that we stay vigilant, even for those who have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine," External link

barrie Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Rotational workers and their families have been significantly impacted by the pandemic,” External link

novascotia Friday, June 4, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you're a rotational worker and haven't gotten your first dose of the vaccine, I hope this motivates you," External link

CBC Friday, June 4, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Right now, the focus is in the Halifax area which has had the greatest level of virus activity," External link

barrie Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “All COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada protect against severe illness or death from the virus, but we know there is a risk of developing a rare blood clotting condition for some people with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased we are able to provide some certainty for Nova Scotians who have been waiting on a decision regarding their second dose,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased we are able to provide some certainty for Nova Scotians who have been waiting on a decision regarding their second dose," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Which means we could be in Phase 4 by the middle of July, which is where we would stay for the rest of the summer," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While I’m encouraged to see low case numbers being reported, I want to remind Nova Scotians to remain vigilant and follow all the public health measures and protocols,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While I'm encouraged to see low case numbers being reported, I want to remind Nova Scotians to remain vigilant and follow all the public health measures and protocols," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People can go to their cottages, go fishing or hike a trail in another municipality, or even visit family. You must, however, follow the restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "A lot of people would say, and I agree, it would have to be three to four weeks, but we feel with vaccination rates that may well allow us to be just in that one incubation period — two weeks," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The bubble only works if you have a strong bubble around the provinces," "If there's lots of holes in the bubble ... it'll collapse" External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "A lot of people would say, and I agree, it would have to be three to four weeks, but we feel with vaccination rates that may well allow us to be just in that one incubation period — two weeks," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are some final discussions with the Department of Education and the premier's office today," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The bubble only works if you have a strong bubble around the provinces," "If there's lots of holes in the bubble ... it'll collapse" External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "A lot of people would say, and I agree, it would have to be three to four weeks, but we feel with vaccination rates that may well allow us to be just in that one incubation period — two weeks," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are some final discussions with the Department of Education and the premier's office today," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The bubble only works if you have a strong bubble around the provinces," "If there's lots of holes in the bubble ... it'll collapse" External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I offer my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the lady who passed away,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed," External link

barrie Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed,” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to follow both the letter and the spirit of the public health measures to prevent further illness and death from this virus,” “We must never forget that it is all around us, and that is why it is so important we loosen restrictions and reopen slowly and gradually” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My prayers and condolences are with the families of the four people who passed away," External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang added : "I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to follow both the letter and the spirit of the public health measures to prevent further illness and death from this virus. We must never forget that it is all around us, and that is why it is so important we loosen restrictions and reopen slowly and gradually," External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My prayers and condolences are with the families of the four people who passed away,” External link

novascotia Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have learned in Nova Scotia a slow, cautious approach works, and doing that allows you to move forward ... we do not want to lockdown again. That would be the worst possible thing," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have learned in Nova Scotia a slow, cautious approach works, and doing that allows you to move forward ... we do not want to lockdown again. That would be the worst possible thing," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In deciding exactly when to move to each new phase, we will consider case numbers, hospitalizations and use of health system resources as well as the percentage of Nova Scotians who’ve been vaccinated. The more people who get vaccinated, the more we can reopen our province,” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “That person will be able to reschedule the second appointment for as early as the week of June 20,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased to see that our vaccine rollout is ahead of schedule. When the opportunity comes, please do your part by booking your appointment," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We will be following the same process and sequence for moving up second doses as we did for the first dose,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We will be following the same process and sequence for moving up second doses as we did for the first dose,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The number of positive cases being reported today is lower,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 24, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The number of positive cases being reported today is lower," External link

barrie Monday, May 24, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The number of positive cases being reported today is lower," External link

CBC Monday, May 24, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have reported five deaths in the last three days,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have reported five deaths in the last three days,” External link

globalnews Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have reported five deaths in the last three days," External link

barrie Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is difficult to hear that another family has suffered the loss of a loved one today," External link

barrie Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We don't want to go out ahead of having that research evidence," External link

CBC Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are tweaking the criteria for who can move here by removing some of the date requirements," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "These changes will address the majority of concerns that we have heard over the last couple of weeks," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This change in criteria for moving to Nova Scotia will help people who are caught in the middle of real-estate transactions, while still limiting the flow of people into the province,” External link

novascotia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My thoughts and prayers go to the two families today who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The passing of these eight Nova Scotians in 11 days is a stark reminder that we continue to face a very serious situation,” External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “If you don’t have an appointment yet, don’t be discouraged,” “More appointments will continue to be added and opening regularly over the coming weeks, so keep checking” External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This has been a very successful week in the vaccination program," "We're seeing strong uptake among young Nova Scotians after we opened to 25 to 29 year-olds on Wednesday" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The variants make this a very different and difficult situation right now," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "One dose of vaccine provides good protection," "Health-care workers have infection prevention protocols and personal protective equipment to protect them" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We know the restrictions are working and that is reflected in our case numbers, but they are still much higher than they need to be for us to ease restrictions,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We know the restrictions are working and that is reflected in our case numbers, but they are still much higher than they need to be for us to ease restrictions," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I encourage Nova Scotians to get outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and beaches within their own communities as the weather warms up,” “We also welcome Nova Scotia residents coming home and are making their application process a bit easier” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "That's not very much to ask when many people are struggling for a lot more. We have people struggling for their lives in hospital," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It's unfortunate, but we've done our best to make sure that requirements about who can come and the documentation you need to prove certain things," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "One of the things we learned in Nova Scotia, was taking a slow and cautious approach actually paid off," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People are doing a good job getting tested — or they were a couple of weeks ago," "We need to increase that again. It's dropped off a bit, especially in the 20- to 30-year age group" External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If we needed another reminder, this is it," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "New cases continue to be too high," "That's why we're continuing the restrictions at least until the second week of June" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I encourage Nova Scotians to get outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and beaches within their own communities as the weather warms up," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you have a cottage or a second home to go to, you are extremely privileged," "Do the right thing, because it's the right thing to care for one another. Pick one or the other. A lot of people are struggling right now" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Most new cases continue to be in the Halifax area, but we are concerned about Sydney," "There are few cases elsewhere in CBRM and Cape Breton and the cases we are seeing are predominantly among 20-to-30-year-olds" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I encourage Nova Scotians to get outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and beaches within their own communities as the weather warms up,” “We also welcome Nova Scotia residents coming home and are making their application process a bit easier” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I firmly believe we can meet that target, but it's not just about vaccine, you also have to look at the disease epidemiology," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I firmly believe we can meet that target, but it's not just about vaccine, you also have to look at the disease epidemiology," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I firmly believe we can meet that target, but it's not just about vaccine, you also have to look at the disease epidemiology," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Over 70,000 Nova Scotians are scheduled to receive their vaccine this week," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “When you are eligible to book your vaccine, please do so, and when you get your first dose, encourage your friends and family to get theirs, too. Let’s be a part of the way forward,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "What we're doing is working, but it's really hard work. It takes time and we're going to have to stick with this for a number of weeks to really get this back under control," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My challenge to those younger age groups is to meet that minimum 85 (per cent) target," "If you want to have to have a more open summer, if you want to socialize, if you want to go to concerts, if you want to travel, do what you can do to make that happen by getting vaccinated" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "What we're doing is working, but it's really hard work. It takes time and we're going to have to stick with this for a number of weeks to really get this back under control," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My challenge to those younger age groups is to meet that minimum 85 (per cent) target," "If you want to have to have a more open summer, if you want to socialize, if you want to go to concerts, if you want to travel, do what you can do to make that happen by getting vaccinated" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The number of cases today shows that we are on the right track and that our efforts are helping to slow the spread,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Today’s new case number shows that things are heading in the right direction, and the hard work we’re doing is helping to slow the spread,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Second-dose appointments are automatically booked 105 days after the first-dose appointment but we may be able to move that timeline up and also allow more flexibility in the location where you can get immunized," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We knew we would have some ups and downs as we worked to get this outbreak under control," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We are in a serious situation -- we're in the middle of a global pandemic," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Second-dose appointments are automatically booked 105 days after the first-dose appointment but we may be able to move that timeline up and also allow more flexibility in the location where you can get immunized," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Today's new case number shows that things are heading in the right direction, and the hard work we're doing is helping to slow the spread," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "All those patients have been transferred to the COVID unit and are being cared for there," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It’s quite likely that there was an individual, their first test was negative, but they were very early on an infection and they subsequently became positive and became infectious," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Regardless of what health zone you live in, what part of the province you live in, assume COVID is in your community," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are on track, and even slightly ahead of schedule," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a very serious situation. We're in the middle of a global pandemic," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Second-dose appointments are automatically booked 105 days after the first-dose appointment but we may be able to move that timeline up and also allow more flexibility in the location where you can get immunized," External link

ctvnews Friday, May 14, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Masking, physical distancing and the other public health measures are essential to reducing the risk of COVID-19, especially with the variants we are seeing in Nova Scotia,” External link

novascotia Friday, May 14, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are seeing early signs that our case numbers are declining, which is an indication that the restrictions that are in place are working,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are seeing early signs that our case numbers are declining, which is an indication that the restrictions that are in place are working," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This approval does not change our 14-day self-isolation requirement. This remains the most important public health measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are seeing early signs that our case numbers are declining, which is an indication that the restrictions that are in place are working,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our vaccination program is a marathon, not a race. We've always said we need to get good, before we get fast," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Our vaccination program is a marathon, not a race. We’ve always said we need to get good, before we get fast,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you are out and about in the community at all, assume you may have been exposed to the virus and get a test," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we move these bookings to Pfizer and Moderna, I ask you to be patient," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, hard work and commitment to following the public health protocols,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, hard work and commitment to following the public health protocols,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, hard work and commitment to following the public health protocols," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People who move to Nova Scotia must still complete their 14-day quarantine,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People who move to Nova Scotia must still complete their 14-day quarantine,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are certainly seeing new cases coming in, but that number of new cases, that trend over the last week is coming down on a slow, but regular basis," External link

CBC Monday, May 10, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Now is not the time to let our guard down,” External link

cknw Monday, May 10, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians have made changes to their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and it’s important to continue to follow the public health measures while celebrating Mother’s Day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The people of Nova Scotia have made changes in their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to continue to respect public health measures when celebrating Mother’s Day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have made changes to their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and it's important to continue to follow the public health measures while celebrating Mother's Day," External link

barrie Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It is never easy to hear that a Nova Scotian has passed away as result of COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are grieving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is never easy to hear that a Nova Scotian has passed away as result of COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are grieving," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : "Given we are behind with case investigations, there is likely even more virus activity than we even know about. Our situation is critical, especially in the Halifax area," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There is more COVID activity in the province than we thought we would find," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are asking businesses to promote contactless payment and pickup where possible … For those who must do in-person shopping, you must do so for essential items only,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We knew we were going to have a number of tough days," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We knew we were going to have a number of tough days," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "What we're seeing is largely from before we put the restrictions in place," "We know there's more cases out there than we're reporting. We will get on top of this. Public health has been overwhelmed, so we're behind" External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're going to have to stay locked down for much longer," "May is going to be a tough month" External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It's quite possible that we're into virtual learning for the rest of this school year, but we're going to do this on a week-by-week basis," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I still believe we're going to get this under control," "It's going to take longer than we initially thought, but I do think that we are going to start seeing these numbers trend downward as we get into the middle of next week -- but a lot of this depends on all of us doing what we need to bring it under control" External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We continue to see high case numbers but regardless of the numbers, COVID-19 is here and it’s widespread in the Halifax area,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We continue to see high case numbers but regardless of the numbers, COVID-19 is here and it's widespread in the Halifax area," External link

barrie Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I don’t disagree at all with Dr. O’Leary. This is a critical point,” “People need to understand how serious this is and the implications for our collective health and well-being and if they somehow haven’t clued into that, I don’t know what else to do. We’ve been hammering that message, the premier and I, for the last few days” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Case numbers continue to be very high and that’s not unexpected,” External link

cknw Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Case numbers continue to be very high and that's not unexpected," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The illness we are seeing in Nova Scotia from the variants can progress quickly and give people severe symptoms, sometimes in as little as 12 hours," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is indeed a very sad day," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is indeed a very sad day," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have a path, we're at a crossroads. We put things in place — now, what path we end up on actually depends on how people comply with that," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The illness we are seeing from variants can progress…the disease may not give you time to wait,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are not anywhere close to being out of the woods,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I certainly don't see schools opening in the next week or the week after," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While there are treatments that can help with the symptoms caused by COVID-19, there is no cure and no guarantee," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are a couple of people in hospital because they went out to celebrate, immediately after getting their first dose of vaccine," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Vaccines are not what you use to control an immediate outbreak," "You use all the other public health restrictions. Even somebody who's vaccinated today takes at least two weeks for them to develop immunity. What we need to do is to complement the restrictions that are controlling the immediate outbreak is to build the level of immunity in our population as quickly as possible" External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My colleagues in the Department of Business, in their communication with other provinces that tried to do this and limit what items could be sold in a store once it opened, was very chaotic and very problematic and actually didn't work very well at all," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “So many people have had no symptoms or mild symptoms and just never got tested… so it’s going to take us a bit of time to get out of this,” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This new variant, the third wave variant, is a different virus from the first wave. It produces much more illness in young people and can progress very rapidly to severe illness,” “They’re more infectious, they spread more easily, they spread faster… So it is almost like we’re dealing with a totally new virus” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It means we have to be that more careful, each of us, in what we do in terms of following COVID protocols… The way to bring this under control, you have to recognize it and act early on, which we’ve done… but it will take some time to break those chains of transmission,” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re making very rapid progress. To start to accommodate all these different groups actually slows us down substantially through our central booking process,” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “So many people have had no symptoms or mild symptoms and just never got tested… so it’s going to take us a bit of time to get out of this,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This new variant, the third wave variant, is a different virus from the first wave. It produces much more illness in young people and can progress very rapidly to severe illness,” “They’re more infectious, they spread more easily, they spread faster… So it is almost like we’re dealing with a totally new virus” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It means we have to be that more careful, each of us, in what we do in terms of following COVID protocols… The way to bring this under control, you have to recognize it and act early on, which we’ve done… but it will take some time to break those chains of transmission,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re making very rapid progress. To start to accommodate all these different groups actually slows us down substantially through our central booking process,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang added : “I hope everyone is having a good weekend staying at home or going out for some fresh air with your household,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I hope everyone is having a good weekend by staying home or getting a bit of fresh air with members of your household,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I hope everyone is having a good weekend by staying home or getting a bit of fresh air with members of your household," External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I hope everyone is having a good weekend by staying home or getting a bit of fresh air with members of your household," External link

CBC Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re asking for everybody’s patience in this situation,” External link

cknw Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re asking for everybody’s patience in this situation,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are making progress in catching up with the accumulated work in the labs and entering the data, but we will continue to see a large number of cases over the next few days,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're making progress with the lab and data-entry backlog but we will continue to see high case numbers for a few days," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re making progress with the lab and data-entry backlog but we will continue to see high case numbers for a few days,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are in a serious outbreak situation,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We need to be prepared for substantially higher case numbers over the next few days," External link

CBC Friday, April 30, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are seeing the stresses on many parts of our health-care system such as public health, the lab, and we're beginning to see impacts on our hospitals," External link

CBC Friday, April 30, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are being very successful with our age-based focus, moving quickly down through five-year age cohorts," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang explained : "If we start to change our program now, we then have to readjust and we slow everything down. That would be the wrong thing to do," "We have a good program; we'll have everybody vaccinated within the next four to six weeks. We need to stay focused on that" External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are being very successful with our age-based focus, moving quickly down through five-year age cohorts," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang explained : "If we start to change our program now, we then have to readjust and we slow everything down. That would be the wrong thing to do," "We have a good program; we'll have everybody vaccinated within the next four to six weeks. We need to stay focused on that" External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Private stores will have the same ability as NSLC," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This individual has no idea of the conversation I've had with the premier," "The premier and I were completely on the same page on this" External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Two days does not make a trend but we are going in the right direction," External link

CBC Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s important that our essential workers are supported as much as possible during this third wave,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We've certainly seen a lot of appointments being cancelled, and that's one of the reasons we're opening this up," "There are people out there asking for the vaccine" External link

CBC Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s important that our essential workers are supported as much as possible during this third wave,” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased to see our case numbers have gone down," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "They might go up tomorrow, though, so what we are looking for is a sustained downward trend," "The variants are quick and strong. We cannot see our numbers increase" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We want people to make an informed choice," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "By protecting the communities around them, child-care centres can operate safely. They provide an important service, especially to those who need to go to work to keep essential services and supports running," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We do have one daycare in the Halifax Regional Municipality that we're considering an outbreak within the daycare. But that's one daycare among hundreds in the province," "Daycares remain a very safe place and we have protocols in place for them" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Yesterday, I said we are in a critical race between the variant and the vaccine and that's why we are here today announcing a two-week circuit breaker," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a different situation than we were a year ago. COVID variants require us to act faster, be furmer, and have a broader reach," "There are already concerning signs in Cape Breton of potential community spread" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a different situation than we were a year ago," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Now is the time we need each of us to be at our best," "So, over the next four weeks. I'm asking you to roar back at this virus by hunkering down, stay close to home as much as possible. Reduce your contact with other people, get tested, especially if you're feeling unwell or have been at exposure site or been directed by public health and get your vaccine when it's your turn" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We need to limit the virus’s ability to spread by reducing the opportunities for people to come together,” “For the next four weeks, I’m asking everyone to roar back at this virus by hunkering down close to home as much as possible, reducing your contact with other people and getting tested regularly” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "You can come out of isolation to get a test, and then you have to stay in isolation," External link

CBC Monday, April 26, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The best place for children and youth is in school, for their social, physical and mental well-being,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The circulation of the virus now relies on individual accountability,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Stopping COVID-19 from getting a stronger foothold in the province is now up to you,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Stopping COVID-19 from getting a stronger foothold in the province is now up to you," External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Stopping COVID-19 from getting a stronger foothold in the province is now up to you,” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The new restrictions for the greater Halifax area come into effect today. I know it's not easy, but it is a necessary step to allow us to limit the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “When possible, children need to be in school for their education, social and emotional development and mental health,” External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We understand this is disruptive, but it is necessary to regain control of the virus," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Schools are not the place where disease is, by and large, being spread," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Where possible, children and youth need to be in school for their education, social and emotional development, and mental health," "We've done an amazing job at keeping children and youth in school all year. There are certainly not many jurisdictions in Canada that can say that" External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “When possible, children need to be in school for their education, social and emotional development and mental health,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We understand this is disruptive, but it is necessary to regain control of the virus," External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said ( about Canada Une ) : "One of our current clusters was as a result of family and friends gathering with people who had recently come from Ontario," External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I got a dose of Pfizer vaccine," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I got a dose of Pfizer vaccine," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We won't turn away permanent residents of Nova Scotia if they travel, but we are giving strong direction to not travel unless it is absolutely necessary," "This is a critical time for us to cut off travel-related cases at the source. I am asking all Nova Scotians to put their plans aside and follow this direction" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The increase in case numbers is a reminder of the importance of the restrictions that are in place to protect the health of fellow Nova Scotians,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The increase in case numbers is a reminder of the importance of the restrictions that are in place to protect the health of fellow Nova Scotians," External link

CBC Monday, April 19, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The increase in case numbers is a reminder of the importance of the restrictions that are in place to protect the health of fellow Nova Scotians," External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While more of our cases have been confirmed as variants, it is a good sign that these cases are mainly due to travel. We are detecting them through testing and containing them before they can spread widely within Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While more of our cases have been confirmed as variants, it is a good sign that these cases are mainly due to travel. We are detecting them through testing and containing them before they can spread widely within Nova Scotia,” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We know the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19 and thankfully almost all of the residents at Glasgow Hall have been fully vaccinated,” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is due to the now-common variant strains and their much greater ability to be transmitted between one person and another," External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We know the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19 and thankfully almost all of the residents at Glasgow Hall have been fully vaccinated,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “He’s all saddled up. I don’t want to disappoint him,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s very appropriate … apples are (associated) with doctors and apples are for horses too,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “He’s a very nice horse, very calm … It’s just a fun thing. It’s been a really hard year … and these little things, everybody having a bit of a laugh, helps us all. I’m very appreciative of it,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “To me, this is really important. I have a son with special needs. People know that, so the way they’re serving the community … an activity like riding is an important part for kids to have in their life, and having this in the middle of the city — I just think it’s wonderful,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have to hang on a little longer. I’m not complaining. That’s my job. It’s been tough for everybody,” “We get through this by looking after each other,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The success of our COVID-19 vaccine plan is in its focused and flexible approach to vaccine delivery and building sustainable, reliable processes,” External link

novascotia Friday, April 16, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The success of our COVID-19 vaccine plan is in its focused and flexible approach to vaccine delivery and building sustainable, reliable processes," External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "By following the public health measures and making testing part of our regular COVID-19 prevention measures we are working to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones," External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “By following the public health measures and making testing part of our regular COVID-19 prevention measures we are working to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones,” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we're seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it's important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures," External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we’re seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it’s important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures,” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we're seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it's important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we’re seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it’s important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Whatever the rules are based on where we’re at based on the epidemiology for spectators would apply to this tournament,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This is all contingent on epidemiology,” “If for some reason, things go completely sideways, we will adjust as necessary like we did a year ago when we on short notice cancelled the same tournament. We have that ability and we’ll always put the protection of Nova Scotians first ahead of any event, including an international hockey tournament” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are not giving exceptions, we are not compromising on the fundamental need for a 14-day quarantine in any way to accommodate this tournament," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you look at the trajectory we are on, we are climbing faster than other provinces in terms of the number of doses we're delivering and we'll continue to do that as the supply increases," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People should only travel to and from New Brunswick if absolutely necessary,” “If you must travel, follow the protocols and other requirements in place to reduce the risk of spreading the virus” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We continue to monitor the epidemiology in all Atlantic Provinces and remain in close contact with our counterparts in those provinces," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although the number of new cases remains in the single digits, we cannot become complacent,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 12, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are holding steady in Nova Scotia by keeping our numbers low. Let us not stop now,” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are holding steady in Nova Scotia by keeping our numbers low. Let us not stop now," External link

barrie Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Compared to what is happening in other places across the country and around the world, we are fortunate to continue to see low COVID-19 activity in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The [National Advisory Committee on Immunization] recommendation doesn't specify four months, it says up to four months," "So there's nothing that would stop us moving people up if we're able to do that" External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have heard from community leaders that for these reasons, there is mistrust of the vaccine in these communities,” “This is why it’s so important that the vaccine be offered in a culturally responsive way that takes the lived reality of African Nova Scotians into consideration” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 9, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I’m pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low. I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I'm pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low. I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We still have to be a very cautious when it comes to the number of people that can get together in groups," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Low case numbers are a promising sign, but it does not mean we can become complacent,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are fortunate to be in a position to take these cautious steps, thanks in large part to Nova Scotians continuing to follow our public health measures,” “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” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I'm sure the confirmation of the four new variant cases today, and the uptick of cases over the long weekend isn't news that anyone wants to hear, especially when we see what's happening across the country. COVID-19 variants are spreading rapidly, with dire consequences in many provinces," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are fortunate to be in a position to take these cautious steps, thanks in large part to Nova Scotians continuing to follow our public health measures," "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" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Along with following all of the public health measures, Nova Scotians should continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19," External link

barrie Monday, April 5, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Along with following all of the public health measures, Nova Scotians should continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 5, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we continue to do well compared to other provinces, the reality is Nova Scotia will continue to see more cases," External link

barrie Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our epidemiology remains stable and that is very good news given what is happening in some provinces across the country," External link

barrie Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People are answering our call and getting tested to help us find the virus in our province, and I thank them,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People are answering the call to get tested and helping identify where the virus is in our province, and I thank them for that,” External link

novascotia Friday, April 2, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People are answering the call to get tested and helping identify where the virus is in our province, and I thank them for that," External link

barrie Friday, April 2, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we approach a holiday weekend, I want to remind Nova Scotians of the importance of celebrating safely,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we approach a holiday weekend, I want to remind Nova Scotians of the importance of celebrating safely," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We haven't got final confirmation yet about what exact amount of AstraZeneca we're getting. So we've always built our funding based on the major proportion of what we're getting will be the mRNA vaccine. If we aren't able to use AstraZeneca at all, that that may push out our timeline a bit. But right now where we were, we were the group that we're using AstraZeneca in we can, as the evidence right now says we can continue to use that vaccine in that age," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We haven't got final confirmation yet about what exact amount of AstraZeneca we're getting. So we've always built our funding based on the major proportion of what we're getting will be the mRNA vaccine. If we aren't able to use AstraZeneca at all, that that may push out our timeline a bit. But right now where we were, we were the group that we're using AstraZeneca in we can, as the evidence right now says we can continue to use that vaccine in that age," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our continued strong testing numbers in combination with people following the public health protocols is a good formula to keep us where we need to be," External link

novascotia Monday, March 29, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The high number of drug tests and the people who follow public health protocols are a great way to get us closer to the goal,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our continued strong testing numbers in combination with people following the public health protocols is a good formula to keep us where we need to be," External link

barrie Monday, March 29, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us contain variant cases to date,” External link

novascotia Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us contain variant cases to date,” External link

barrie Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are appointments across the province in most communities and pharmacy clinics. Some of the locations are fully booked but we will be adding many more appointments to those, as well as adding additional locations when we receive our next shipment of vaccine," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This highlights the importance of only opening appointments when our supply is confirmed," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This highlights the importance of only opening appointments when our supply is confirmed," "We don't want to have people book appointments and then have to cancel those appointments because we didn't have certainty of supply" External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There is no reason to close the border at this time. The cases are isolated to that particular area in northern New Brunswick and travel in and out of that area is restricted," "However, if the outbreak starts to move into other parts of New Brunswick, or I feel the situation is getting worse and Nova Scotians are at increased risk, I will not hesitate to make a recommendation to the premier to reinstate the 14-day quarantine for people coming from New Brunswick" External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It is concerning to see the rise in cases in New Brunswick but at this time it is concentrated only in the northwestern area of the province,” External link

novascotia Friday, March 26, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is concerning to see the rise in cases in New Brunswick but at this time it is concentrated only in the northwestern area of the province," External link

CBC Friday, March 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Seeing low case numbers is a good sign, but we continue to have COVID-19 activity in the province," External link

CBC Friday, March 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Seeing low case numbers is a good sign, but we continue to have COVID-19 activity in the province,” External link

novascotia Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have always said we want to get good, then get fast. Nova Scotia's growth, in terms of doses in arms, is steady and significant," External link

barrie Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are certainly a small number of people who are having challenges," External link

CBC Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians continue to work hard to keep the virus contained,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have always said we want to get good, then get fast. Nova Scotia's growth, in terms of doses in arms, is steady and significant," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians continue to work hard to keep the virus contained," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have always said we want to get good, then get fast. Nova Scotia's growth, in terms of doses in arms, is steady and significant," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Getting tested regularly allows us to detect cases early on and limit the spread of the virus," External link

barrie Monday, March 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians have worked very hard to be in the position we are in and it has not been easy. Your collective efforts continue to make our province one of the safest places in North America,” External link

barrie Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Keep your gatherings small, stick with your consistent social group, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling unwell,” External link

cknw Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "When they gave their consent to be vaccinated, they gave it on the knowledge they were going to get their second dose 21 to 28 days later. We are honouring that consent, it would be ethically wrong to change it on them now," External link

CBC Friday, March 19, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're not opening the AstraZeneca to those age groups ... the risk of someone, 70, being exposed is minimal [in Nova Scotia] and we're going to get them the preferred vaccine, mRNA, in the next few weeks," External link

CBC Friday, March 19, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We've made the decision that all of our emergency first responders who have the potential to be first on scene for a medical event, whether they're police, fire, paramedics, are going to be treated the same in terms of their access to vaccination," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have worked extremely hard to be in the position we are in today and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for that," "I recognize it has not been easy but your ongoing support for these public health measures is what continues to make Nova Scotia one of the safest places in North America" External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Lifting the restrictions in the Halifax area means that everyone across the province now follows the same rules," External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Along with opening the New Brunswick border, we’re now in a position to lift the additional restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding communities,” “The virus is still here, though, and everyone needs to remain vigilant if we want to avoid imposing restrictions again. Even as people start getting vaccinated, we need to continue following all the public health measures until the majority of Nova Scotians have immunity” External link

novascotia Friday, March 19, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have worked extremely hard to be in the position we are in today and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for that," "I recognize it has not been easy but your ongoing support for these public health measures is what continues to make Nova Scotia one of the safest places in North America" External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Lifting the restrictions in the Halifax area means that everyone across the province now follows the same rules," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you look across the country we are not seeing front line police officers being a group that jumps out as having excessive amounts of COVID cases," External link

CBC Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My thoughts are with this woman's family during this difficult time," External link

barrie Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Keep your gatherings small, stick with your consistent social group, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling unwell," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Keep your gatherings small, stick with your consistent social group, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling unwell,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “St. Patrick’s Day celebrations need to look much different this year,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "At this time there is no evidence of community spread from these variants, which is good news," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "You'll see a significant growth, and we'll have more details to come in the next week or two on the number and location of especially pharmacy and physician clinics across the province," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Everything we've built on, including our end goal statement — which is that we expect every Nova Scotian who wants to get a vaccine will have their first dose by end of June — that is ultimately based on the premise that we're gonna get the supply of vaccine that's projected to us from the federal government," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I have a conversation with my team tomorrow morning about how to move forward with this new information," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There were some people frustrated very first thing this morning but again that was corrected very quickly and we now have 6,000 people who have successfully used that," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian,” “People will get their first dose and we will work with the shelters to make sure everyone gets their second dose within four months” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “One year ago, we announced our first presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia,” External link

novascotia Monday, March 15, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "One year ago, we announced our first presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Monday, March 15, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Low case numbers are a promising sign, but it does not mean we can become complacent," External link

barrie Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "The media is focused on the number of cases and the number of people dying, and it's a significant issue in China, but we need to put that into the Canadian context," External link

CBC Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We'll do whatever we have to do to protect public health," External link

CBC Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Don't be taken in by these people who are preying on your concerns and your fears," External link

CBC Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People have to understand that we don't actually have that specific product here in North America, we're using a product from a different manufacturing site," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The willingness to tighten our borders down helped limit the flow of the virus into our provinces and kept it controllable," "We had a willingness to do what's necessary" External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "we have to do that very carefully because of the threat of the variant," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians continue to adjust their everyday behaviours to ensure they are following the public health measures,” External link

novascotia Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians continue to adjust their everyday behaviours to ensure they are following the public health measures," External link

barrie Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although our case numbers remain low, we can’t become complacent,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although our case numbers remain low, we can’t become complacent,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There is an individual case that was then spread throughout the office, not because of people exposed on the street," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "All COVID-19 vaccines provide good protection against severe COVID-19 illness," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Right now there's nothing that leads us to believe there is community spread, whether it is the regular COVID strain or any of these variant cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "All COVID-19 vaccines provide good protection against severe COVID-19 illness," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We wouldn't be where we are today without the co-operation of Nova Scotians," External link

barrie Monday, March 8, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the co-operation of Nova Scotians,” External link

novascotia Monday, March 8, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We know how easily COVID-19 can spread if we let our guard down," External link

barrie Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "When you follow the public health measures you are preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping yourself and your community safe," External link

barrie Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "Monday was not a good day for anyone who tried to book an appointment," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who turned out for testing over the past week,” External link

novascotia Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who turned out for testing over the past week," External link

barrie Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I’m pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs set another one-day record, completing over 6,800 tests,” External link

cknw Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased we're able to offer it as part of our overall effort to protect Nova Scotians from COVID-19," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs set another one-day record, completing over 6,800 tests,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased we’re able to offer it as part of our overall effort to protect Nova Scotian’s from COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "But certainly, it has been fixed, and now steps have been out in place, as we talked about, to protect that site," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "In keeping with our age-based approach to vaccine rollout, health-care workers in the next group will receive their vaccine based on their age," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “To do that volume of people, the most logical thing is to bring it, testing, into that large worksite,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we started to see an increase of cases without a clear source of infection, we asked Nova Scotians to do their part and book a COVID-19 test, even if they were asymptomatic," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang wrote : "Nova Scotia has been able to keep COVID-19 numbers relatively low because our approach has been to act quickly when the epidemiology becomes concerning," "Last week, our numbers began to climb with the source of many cases not being immediately traceable and close contact numbers very high. I was pleased to see numbers begin to decline through the weekend" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we started to see an increase of cases without a clear source of infection, we asked Nova Scotians to do their part and book a COVID-19 test, even if they were asymptomatic,” External link

novascotia Monday, March 1, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we started to see an increase of cases without a clear source of infection, we asked Nova Scotians to do their part and book a COVID-19 test, even if they were asymptomatic," External link

barrie Monday, March 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While the case numbers are low today, we must remain vigilant and keep following the restrictions to ensure our communities stay safe,” External link

novascotia Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The restaurants themselves are not problematic, they're doing a very good job," "But how the public are using the restaurants, the frequency, the going to restaurants [at] different times with different groups of people — the choices people are making when they go out to dine, is problematic" External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

ctvnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "To do that volume of people, the most logical thing is to bring it, testing, into that large worksite," External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have done this before and it worked,” “We are now moving even more quickly than we did in December to resolve this outbreak. What we’re working to avoid is ... situations such as Newfoundland has faced recently” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’ll continue to watch the epidemiology and if it continues to climb the next week, we will certainly be looking at whether further restrictions or expanding to other geographic parts of Nova Scotia will be necessary,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

ctvnews Friday, February 26, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary," External link

CBC Friday, February 26, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

novascotia Friday, February 26, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have recently started to see new cases with no clear link to travel or a known case. This is increasingly concerning as our case numbers are creeping up,” External link

novascotia Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have recently started to see new cases with no clear link to travel or a known case. This is increasingly concerning as our case numbers are creeping up,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This past week our numbers have begun to creep up," External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "With more variants identified in the province, I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “With more variants identified in the province, I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said ( about Health Centre ) : “Our first community clinic opened today at the IWK Health Centre and we will see more community clinics opening in the coming weeks in other areas of the province,” External link

cknw Monday, February 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Monday, February 22, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said ( about Health Centre ) : "Our first community clinic opened today at the IWK Health Centre and we will see more community clinics opening in the coming weeks in other areas of the province," "We continue to prioritize vaccinations for those who are most vulnerable and at highest risk" External link

barrie Monday, February 22, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Monday, February 22, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're going to get some of that input from the interviews we'll do with the 500 people coming into the clinic, but we knew that starting with a letter from MSI ... that is clearly an identification of people's age," "We made sure that we're standing up, ready to go March 1 once we move to clinics that don't require the specific invitation ... all this is about continuous learning and improving," External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "They have identified they'd like starting at age 55, because of their different age demographics in their community," "It's very important that they have their language and knowledge keepers immunized early, protecting some of that culture" External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I want to thank anyone who went out and got tested this weekend,” External link

novascotia Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "When you get a COVID-19 test, you are making a difference. You are protecting your loved ones, your community and preventing the spread of COVID-19," External link

CBC Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I want to thank anyone who went out and got tested this weekend," External link

barrie Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Even if you only have a tickle in your throat or a runny nose, don’t assume it’s just a cold. Get tested to be sure it’s not COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Friday, February 19, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’ll be using a combination of rapid test, because they give an immediate test on the ferry, which is important, but any tests that are positive will have to be confirmed. We’re also going to be using PCR tests and the lab in Cape Breton,” External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Even if you only have a tickle in your throat or a runny nose, don't assume it's just a cold. Get tested to be sure it's not COVID-19," "Regular testing is the best way to detect cases early and help prevent them from spreading" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We must stay the course and continue our cautious and vigilant approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “There’s been a lot of interest, so much so that the first two days are almost fully booked already,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a fortunate position in Nova Scotia in contrast with so many other provinces and we know that could change very quickly," External link

barrie Monday, February 15, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians have shown their love for their families, friends and communities from the day this pandemic started,” External link

cknw Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have shown their love for their families, friends and communities from the day this pandemic started," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have shown their love for their families, friends and communities from the day this pandemic started," External link

barrie Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we know this is concerning to hear, we understand the federal government’s rationale,” “It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. And to do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we know this is concerning to hear, we understand the federal government’s rationale,” “It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. And to do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Getting tested regularly is important to catch cases early and limit the spread of the virus,” External link

barrie Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we know this is concerning to hear, we understand the federal government’s rationale,” “It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. And to do that, they need the support and cooperation of all provinces” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We allowed sports but we are not allowing tournaments,” “Frankly, hearing what’s happening in Newfoundland tells us that we are on the right path” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We allowed sports but we are not allowing tournaments,” “Frankly, hearing what’s happening in Newfoundland tells us that we are on the right path” External link

cknw Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we know this is concerning to hear, we also understand the federal government's rationale," "It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. To do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces" External link

CBC Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang says : “The first lesson is how quickly things can change,” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : “It’s a reminder that why we continue to work really hard, while we’ve opened up a number of things, we put limitations on the number of people that can gather,” “We’ve allowed sports but we’re not allowing tournaments” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : “I’ll be honest, a part of what we’re seeing in St. John’s is they weren’t testing lots of people. Now all of a sudden they have two to three weeks’ worth of people they now have to test,” “We’re in a different position because of our innovation and the ways we are using asymptomatic testing” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : “But again, St. John’s is a reminder that we don’t want to go too far,” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we know this is concerning to hear, we also understand the federal government's rationale," "It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. To do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces" External link

CBC Friday, February 12, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we know this is concerning to hear, we also understand the federal government's rationale," "It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. To do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces" External link

CBC Friday, February 12, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Outbreaks in neighbouring provinces are a reminder of how quickly COVID-19 can take hold and spread,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are asking the people connected to these cases to get retested and NSHA will reissue the potential exposure notice for the two cases,” “Our strategy of testing, identifying cases and moving quickly when needed is working to keep our active cases low” External link

cknw Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "With this new information we are being cautious. We are asking the people connected to these cases to get retested and NSHA will reissue the potential exposure notice for the two cases," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is not by accident that COVID-19 activity across our province is low. Our comprehensive approach of quarantining, testing, follow-up of cases and the efforts of every Nova Scotian is keeping us safe," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “With this new information we are being cautious. We are asking the people connected to these cases to get retested and NSHA will reissue the potential exposure notice for the two cases,” External link

novascotia Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is not by accident that COVID-19 activity across our province is low. Our comprehensive approach of quarantining, testing, follow-up of cases and the efforts of every Nova Scotian is keeping us safe," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are imposing now, anybody coming from Newfoundland and Labrador will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

novascotia Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Just because we are easing restrictions does not mean we can start to be complacent," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although we didn’t receive any vaccine last week, we are scheduled to receive 1,950 doses of Pfizer and 4,000 doses of Moderna later this week,” External link

barrie Monday, February 8, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Just because we are easing restrictions does not mean we can start to be complacent," External link

barrie Monday, February 8, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we are seeing low case numbers, we are also noticing fewer people taking advantage of our asymptomatic testing, but we need people to continue getting tested," External link

barrie Monday, February 8, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While it's fantastic to see Nova Scotia continues to have low new cases of COVID-19, there are many ways we can play an active role in keeping our communities safe," External link

barrie Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased to see our new case numbers remain low to no new cases,” External link

cknw Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased to see our new case numbers remain low to no new cases,” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased to see our new case numbers remain low to no new cases,” “This is a direct result of the commitment Nova Scotians have to keeping our communities safe. I encourage everyone to remain vigilant so we can continue to see these low cases of COVID-19 in our province” External link

barrie Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “They have not been truthful and honest about their movements and people they have been in contact with and this lack of information has delayed investigations and is leaving more time for the virus to spread in communities,” External link

cknw Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Giving (contact tracers) accurate full information is critically important to minimize the chance for any community spread,” “So I would ask any Nova Scotians who think that public health measures don’t apply to them to think again and to stop and think about the rest of the province, the rest of Nova Scotia, and the sacrifices that so many of us have made, and then ask those individuals to say we need to do better” External link

cknw Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang juge : "le travail de la police est un succès" External link

laprovence Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang juge : "le travail de la police est un succès" External link

rtl-BE Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang déclaré : "Deux cas de la même souche de la méningite à méningocoques au même endroit, par exemple un campus universitaire, constituent une épidémie" External link

huffingtonpost-ca-fr Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:56:00 AM EAT



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Robert Strang said : “It’s important to continue to get tested for COVID-19, even if you’ve had one dose of vaccine,” External link

novascotia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It's important to continue to get tested for COVID-19, even if you've had one dose of vaccine," External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is a dramatic surge in our supply and well above the maximum we anticipated," "But ultimately, it’s a game changer" External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is a dramatic surge in our supply and well above the maximum we anticipated," "But ultimately, it’s a game changer" External link

barrie Friday, June 18, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "They certainly are introducing a higher level of risk into their province," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're watching carefully the potential impacts on their province because that has implications for us," External link

CBC Friday, June 18, 2021 12:48:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The is no substantive difference between Pfizer and Moderna vaccines other than they are made by two different companies," External link

CBC Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I think he's had a strong response from the community in Cape Breton," "My only other thing would say he's a trained emergency physician and I'm trained as a public health physician, I don't try to practice emergency medicine, and you shouldn't try to practice public health medicine" External link

barrie Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we work our way through the reopening plan, entering Phase 2 today, it is important to remember to continue to get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated as soon as you can," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we work our way through the reopening plan, entering Phase 2 today, it is important to remember to continue to get tested for COVID-19 and get vaccinated as soon as you can,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions,” “We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The epidemiology across the region is showing similar numbers, which allows us to ease the border restrictions," "We will be watching the situation closely; however, as we have done before, we will move quickly if we see case numbers on the rise" External link

barrie Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Getting vaccinated will not only protect you but also your loved ones," External link

CBC Monday, June 14, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the woman who has passed away," External link

barrie Monday, June 14, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The way out of this third wave is to get vaccinated with both doses but also to get tested regularly," External link

CBC Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There's nothing magic about 105 days," External link

CBC Friday, June 11, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I'm puzzled a bit by people saying it's just a month," "We wouldn't throw away a month of school if it was February or November. There is still a lot of learning that can happen in June" External link

barrie Friday, June 11, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “With the federal government’s announcement about the expected shipment of additional Moderna vaccine, I am hopeful that this will allow us to move through our vaccine rollout plan quicker than we had anticipated,” External link

novascotia Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "With the federal government's announcement about the expected shipment of additional Moderna vaccine, I am hopeful that this will allow us to move through our vaccine rollout plan quicker than we had anticipated," External link

barrie Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Get your second dose as soon as you can," "Every dose of vaccine gets us closer to our new normal" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Studies have shown that a single dose is only 30 per cent effective," "Two doses are very good protection, so it's very important that we build a two-dose coverage" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : "I'm now recommending that anyone who got a first dose of AstraZeneca can get a second dose of an mRNA vaccine," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is nice to see Nova Scotians getting back to doing some of the things we had to pause during lockdown, but we need to stay vigilant," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It is nice to see Nova Scotians getting back to doing some of the things we had to pause during lockdown, but we need to stay vigilant,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As excited as we are to see friends and loved ones again, please remember to keep the gatherings outdoors, keep your groups small and consistent, maintain distance between groups, get tested often, and practice good public health protocols like masking and washing your hands,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is nice to see Nova Scotians getting back to doing some of the things we had to pause during lockdown, but we need to stay vigilant," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : “We are just revising our informed consent process,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “There remains a low level of COVID-19 activity in Halifax-area communities,” External link

novascotia Monday, June 7, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s encouraging to see our case numbers decrease, and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their commitment to following the public health restrictions and their patience with reopening the province,” External link

cknw Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s encouraging to see our case numbers decrease, and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their commitment to following the public health restrictions and their patience with reopening the province,” External link

globalnews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s encouraging to see our case numbers decrease and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their commitment to following the public health restrictions and their patience with reopening the province,” External link

novascotia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we create more opportunities for Nova Scotians to regain some normalcy in their lives, it’s important that we stay vigilant, even for those who have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,” External link

novascotia Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we create more opportunities for Nova Scotians to regain some normalcy in their lives, it's important that we stay vigilant, even for those who have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine," External link

barrie Saturday, June 5, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Rotational workers and their families have been significantly impacted by the pandemic,” External link

novascotia Friday, June 4, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you're a rotational worker and haven't gotten your first dose of the vaccine, I hope this motivates you," External link

CBC Friday, June 4, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Right now, the focus is in the Halifax area which has had the greatest level of virus activity," External link

barrie Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “All COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada protect against severe illness or death from the virus, but we know there is a risk of developing a rare blood clotting condition for some people with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased we are able to provide some certainty for Nova Scotians who have been waiting on a decision regarding their second dose,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased we are able to provide some certainty for Nova Scotians who have been waiting on a decision regarding their second dose," External link

barrie Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Which means we could be in Phase 4 by the middle of July, which is where we would stay for the rest of the summer," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While I’m encouraged to see low case numbers being reported, I want to remind Nova Scotians to remain vigilant and follow all the public health measures and protocols,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While I'm encouraged to see low case numbers being reported, I want to remind Nova Scotians to remain vigilant and follow all the public health measures and protocols," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People can go to their cottages, go fishing or hike a trail in another municipality, or even visit family. You must, however, follow the restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "A lot of people would say, and I agree, it would have to be three to four weeks, but we feel with vaccination rates that may well allow us to be just in that one incubation period — two weeks," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The bubble only works if you have a strong bubble around the provinces," "If there's lots of holes in the bubble ... it'll collapse" External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "A lot of people would say, and I agree, it would have to be three to four weeks, but we feel with vaccination rates that may well allow us to be just in that one incubation period — two weeks," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are some final discussions with the Department of Education and the premier's office today," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The bubble only works if you have a strong bubble around the provinces," "If there's lots of holes in the bubble ... it'll collapse" External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "A lot of people would say, and I agree, it would have to be three to four weeks, but we feel with vaccination rates that may well allow us to be just in that one incubation period — two weeks," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are some final discussions with the Department of Education and the premier's office today," External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The bubble only works if you have a strong bubble around the provinces," "If there's lots of holes in the bubble ... it'll collapse" External link

CBC Monday, May 31, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I offer my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the lady who passed away,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed," External link

barrie Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My heart-felt condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed,” External link

novascotia Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to follow both the letter and the spirit of the public health measures to prevent further illness and death from this virus,” “We must never forget that it is all around us, and that is why it is so important we loosen restrictions and reopen slowly and gradually” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My prayers and condolences are with the families of the four people who passed away," External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang added : "I cannot emphasize enough how critical it is to follow both the letter and the spirit of the public health measures to prevent further illness and death from this virus. We must never forget that it is all around us, and that is why it is so important we loosen restrictions and reopen slowly and gradually," External link

barrie Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My prayers and condolences are with the families of the four people who passed away,” External link

novascotia Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have learned in Nova Scotia a slow, cautious approach works, and doing that allows you to move forward ... we do not want to lockdown again. That would be the worst possible thing," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have learned in Nova Scotia a slow, cautious approach works, and doing that allows you to move forward ... we do not want to lockdown again. That would be the worst possible thing," External link

CBC Friday, May 28, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In deciding exactly when to move to each new phase, we will consider case numbers, hospitalizations and use of health system resources as well as the percentage of Nova Scotians who’ve been vaccinated. The more people who get vaccinated, the more we can reopen our province,” External link

barrie Friday, May 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “That person will be able to reschedule the second appointment for as early as the week of June 20,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased to see that our vaccine rollout is ahead of schedule. When the opportunity comes, please do your part by booking your appointment," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We will be following the same process and sequence for moving up second doses as we did for the first dose,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We will be following the same process and sequence for moving up second doses as we did for the first dose,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The number of positive cases being reported today is lower,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 24, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The number of positive cases being reported today is lower," External link

barrie Monday, May 24, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The number of positive cases being reported today is lower," External link

CBC Monday, May 24, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have reported five deaths in the last three days,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have reported five deaths in the last three days,” External link

globalnews Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have reported five deaths in the last three days," External link

barrie Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is difficult to hear that another family has suffered the loss of a loved one today," External link

barrie Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We don't want to go out ahead of having that research evidence," External link

CBC Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are tweaking the criteria for who can move here by removing some of the date requirements," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "These changes will address the majority of concerns that we have heard over the last couple of weeks," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This change in criteria for moving to Nova Scotia will help people who are caught in the middle of real-estate transactions, while still limiting the flow of people into the province,” External link

novascotia Friday, May 21, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “My thoughts and prayers go to the two families today who are grieving the loss of loved ones,” External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The passing of these eight Nova Scotians in 11 days is a stark reminder that we continue to face a very serious situation,” External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “If you don’t have an appointment yet, don’t be discouraged,” “More appointments will continue to be added and opening regularly over the coming weeks, so keep checking” External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This has been a very successful week in the vaccination program," "We're seeing strong uptake among young Nova Scotians after we opened to 25 to 29 year-olds on Wednesday" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The variants make this a very different and difficult situation right now," External link

CBC Friday, May 21, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "One dose of vaccine provides good protection," "Health-care workers have infection prevention protocols and personal protective equipment to protect them" External link

barrie Friday, May 21, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We know the restrictions are working and that is reflected in our case numbers, but they are still much higher than they need to be for us to ease restrictions,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We know the restrictions are working and that is reflected in our case numbers, but they are still much higher than they need to be for us to ease restrictions," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I encourage Nova Scotians to get outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and beaches within their own communities as the weather warms up,” “We also welcome Nova Scotia residents coming home and are making their application process a bit easier” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "That's not very much to ask when many people are struggling for a lot more. We have people struggling for their lives in hospital," External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It's unfortunate, but we've done our best to make sure that requirements about who can come and the documentation you need to prove certain things," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "One of the things we learned in Nova Scotia, was taking a slow and cautious approach actually paid off," External link

barrie Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People are doing a good job getting tested — or they were a couple of weeks ago," "We need to increase that again. It's dropped off a bit, especially in the 20- to 30-year age group" External link

CBC Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If we needed another reminder, this is it," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "New cases continue to be too high," "That's why we're continuing the restrictions at least until the second week of June" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I encourage Nova Scotians to get outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and beaches within their own communities as the weather warms up," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you have a cottage or a second home to go to, you are extremely privileged," "Do the right thing, because it's the right thing to care for one another. Pick one or the other. A lot of people are struggling right now" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Most new cases continue to be in the Halifax area, but we are concerned about Sydney," "There are few cases elsewhere in CBRM and Cape Breton and the cases we are seeing are predominantly among 20-to-30-year-olds" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I encourage Nova Scotians to get outdoors and enjoy parks, trails and beaches within their own communities as the weather warms up,” “We also welcome Nova Scotia residents coming home and are making their application process a bit easier” External link

novascotia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I firmly believe we can meet that target, but it's not just about vaccine, you also have to look at the disease epidemiology," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I firmly believe we can meet that target, but it's not just about vaccine, you also have to look at the disease epidemiology," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I firmly believe we can meet that target, but it's not just about vaccine, you also have to look at the disease epidemiology," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Over 70,000 Nova Scotians are scheduled to receive their vaccine this week," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “When you are eligible to book your vaccine, please do so, and when you get your first dose, encourage your friends and family to get theirs, too. Let’s be a part of the way forward,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "What we're doing is working, but it's really hard work. It takes time and we're going to have to stick with this for a number of weeks to really get this back under control," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My challenge to those younger age groups is to meet that minimum 85 (per cent) target," "If you want to have to have a more open summer, if you want to socialize, if you want to go to concerts, if you want to travel, do what you can do to make that happen by getting vaccinated" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "What we're doing is working, but it's really hard work. It takes time and we're going to have to stick with this for a number of weeks to really get this back under control," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My challenge to those younger age groups is to meet that minimum 85 (per cent) target," "If you want to have to have a more open summer, if you want to socialize, if you want to go to concerts, if you want to travel, do what you can do to make that happen by getting vaccinated" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The number of cases today shows that we are on the right track and that our efforts are helping to slow the spread,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Today’s new case number shows that things are heading in the right direction, and the hard work we’re doing is helping to slow the spread,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Second-dose appointments are automatically booked 105 days after the first-dose appointment but we may be able to move that timeline up and also allow more flexibility in the location where you can get immunized," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We knew we would have some ups and downs as we worked to get this outbreak under control," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We are in a serious situation -- we're in the middle of a global pandemic," External link

barrie Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Second-dose appointments are automatically booked 105 days after the first-dose appointment but we may be able to move that timeline up and also allow more flexibility in the location where you can get immunized," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Today's new case number shows that things are heading in the right direction, and the hard work we're doing is helping to slow the spread," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "All those patients have been transferred to the COVID unit and are being cared for there," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It’s quite likely that there was an individual, their first test was negative, but they were very early on an infection and they subsequently became positive and became infectious," External link

barrie Saturday, May 15, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Regardless of what health zone you live in, what part of the province you live in, assume COVID is in your community," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are on track, and even slightly ahead of schedule," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a very serious situation. We're in the middle of a global pandemic," External link

CBC Friday, May 14, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Second-dose appointments are automatically booked 105 days after the first-dose appointment but we may be able to move that timeline up and also allow more flexibility in the location where you can get immunized," External link

ctvnews Friday, May 14, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Masking, physical distancing and the other public health measures are essential to reducing the risk of COVID-19, especially with the variants we are seeing in Nova Scotia,” External link

novascotia Friday, May 14, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are seeing early signs that our case numbers are declining, which is an indication that the restrictions that are in place are working,” External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are seeing early signs that our case numbers are declining, which is an indication that the restrictions that are in place are working," External link

CBC Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This approval does not change our 14-day self-isolation requirement. This remains the most important public health measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are seeing early signs that our case numbers are declining, which is an indication that the restrictions that are in place are working,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our vaccination program is a marathon, not a race. We've always said we need to get good, before we get fast," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Our vaccination program is a marathon, not a race. We’ve always said we need to get good, before we get fast,” External link

novascotia Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you are out and about in the community at all, assume you may have been exposed to the virus and get a test," External link

barrie Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we move these bookings to Pfizer and Moderna, I ask you to be patient," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, hard work and commitment to following the public health protocols,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, hard work and commitment to following the public health protocols,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, hard work and commitment to following the public health protocols," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People who move to Nova Scotia must still complete their 14-day quarantine,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People who move to Nova Scotia must still complete their 14-day quarantine,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are certainly seeing new cases coming in, but that number of new cases, that trend over the last week is coming down on a slow, but regular basis," External link

CBC Monday, May 10, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Now is not the time to let our guard down,” External link

cknw Monday, May 10, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians have made changes to their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and it’s important to continue to follow the public health measures while celebrating Mother’s Day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The people of Nova Scotia have made changes in their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and it is important to continue to respect public health measures when celebrating Mother’s Day,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 9, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have made changes to their daily lives to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and it's important to continue to follow the public health measures while celebrating Mother's Day," External link

barrie Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It is never easy to hear that a Nova Scotian has passed away as result of COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are grieving,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 8, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is never easy to hear that a Nova Scotian has passed away as result of COVID-19. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are grieving," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : "Given we are behind with case investigations, there is likely even more virus activity than we even know about. Our situation is critical, especially in the Halifax area," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There is more COVID activity in the province than we thought we would find," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are asking businesses to promote contactless payment and pickup where possible … For those who must do in-person shopping, you must do so for essential items only,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We knew we were going to have a number of tough days," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "We knew we were going to have a number of tough days," External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "What we're seeing is largely from before we put the restrictions in place," "We know there's more cases out there than we're reporting. We will get on top of this. Public health has been overwhelmed, so we're behind" External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're going to have to stay locked down for much longer," "May is going to be a tough month" External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It's quite possible that we're into virtual learning for the rest of this school year, but we're going to do this on a week-by-week basis," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I still believe we're going to get this under control," "It's going to take longer than we initially thought, but I do think that we are going to start seeing these numbers trend downward as we get into the middle of next week -- but a lot of this depends on all of us doing what we need to bring it under control" External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We continue to see high case numbers but regardless of the numbers, COVID-19 is here and it’s widespread in the Halifax area,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We continue to see high case numbers but regardless of the numbers, COVID-19 is here and it's widespread in the Halifax area," External link

barrie Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I don’t disagree at all with Dr. O’Leary. This is a critical point,” “People need to understand how serious this is and the implications for our collective health and well-being and if they somehow haven’t clued into that, I don’t know what else to do. We’ve been hammering that message, the premier and I, for the last few days” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Case numbers continue to be very high and that’s not unexpected,” External link

cknw Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Case numbers continue to be very high and that's not unexpected," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The illness we are seeing in Nova Scotia from the variants can progress quickly and give people severe symptoms, sometimes in as little as 12 hours," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is indeed a very sad day," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is indeed a very sad day," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have a path, we're at a crossroads. We put things in place — now, what path we end up on actually depends on how people comply with that," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The illness we are seeing from variants can progress…the disease may not give you time to wait,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 4, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are not anywhere close to being out of the woods,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I certainly don't see schools opening in the next week or the week after," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While there are treatments that can help with the symptoms caused by COVID-19, there is no cure and no guarantee," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are a couple of people in hospital because they went out to celebrate, immediately after getting their first dose of vaccine," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Vaccines are not what you use to control an immediate outbreak," "You use all the other public health restrictions. Even somebody who's vaccinated today takes at least two weeks for them to develop immunity. What we need to do is to complement the restrictions that are controlling the immediate outbreak is to build the level of immunity in our population as quickly as possible" External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My colleagues in the Department of Business, in their communication with other provinces that tried to do this and limit what items could be sold in a store once it opened, was very chaotic and very problematic and actually didn't work very well at all," External link

barrie Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “So many people have had no symptoms or mild symptoms and just never got tested… so it’s going to take us a bit of time to get out of this,” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This new variant, the third wave variant, is a different virus from the first wave. It produces much more illness in young people and can progress very rapidly to severe illness,” “They’re more infectious, they spread more easily, they spread faster… So it is almost like we’re dealing with a totally new virus” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It means we have to be that more careful, each of us, in what we do in terms of following COVID protocols… The way to bring this under control, you have to recognize it and act early on, which we’ve done… but it will take some time to break those chains of transmission,” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re making very rapid progress. To start to accommodate all these different groups actually slows us down substantially through our central booking process,” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “So many people have had no symptoms or mild symptoms and just never got tested… so it’s going to take us a bit of time to get out of this,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This new variant, the third wave variant, is a different virus from the first wave. It produces much more illness in young people and can progress very rapidly to severe illness,” “They’re more infectious, they spread more easily, they spread faster… So it is almost like we’re dealing with a totally new virus” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It means we have to be that more careful, each of us, in what we do in terms of following COVID protocols… The way to bring this under control, you have to recognize it and act early on, which we’ve done… but it will take some time to break those chains of transmission,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re making very rapid progress. To start to accommodate all these different groups actually slows us down substantially through our central booking process,” External link

globalnews Monday, May 3, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang added : “I hope everyone is having a good weekend staying at home or going out for some fresh air with your household,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I hope everyone is having a good weekend by staying home or getting a bit of fresh air with members of your household,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I hope everyone is having a good weekend by staying home or getting a bit of fresh air with members of your household," External link

barrie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I hope everyone is having a good weekend by staying home or getting a bit of fresh air with members of your household," External link

CBC Sunday, May 2, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re asking for everybody’s patience in this situation,” External link

cknw Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re asking for everybody’s patience in this situation,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are making progress in catching up with the accumulated work in the labs and entering the data, but we will continue to see a large number of cases over the next few days,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're making progress with the lab and data-entry backlog but we will continue to see high case numbers for a few days," External link

barrie Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’re making progress with the lab and data-entry backlog but we will continue to see high case numbers for a few days,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are in a serious outbreak situation,” External link

cknw Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We need to be prepared for substantially higher case numbers over the next few days," External link

CBC Friday, April 30, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are seeing the stresses on many parts of our health-care system such as public health, the lab, and we're beginning to see impacts on our hospitals," External link

CBC Friday, April 30, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are being very successful with our age-based focus, moving quickly down through five-year age cohorts," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang explained : "If we start to change our program now, we then have to readjust and we slow everything down. That would be the wrong thing to do," "We have a good program; we'll have everybody vaccinated within the next four to six weeks. We need to stay focused on that" External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are being very successful with our age-based focus, moving quickly down through five-year age cohorts," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang explained : "If we start to change our program now, we then have to readjust and we slow everything down. That would be the wrong thing to do," "We have a good program; we'll have everybody vaccinated within the next four to six weeks. We need to stay focused on that" External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Private stores will have the same ability as NSLC," External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This individual has no idea of the conversation I've had with the premier," "The premier and I were completely on the same page on this" External link

barrie Friday, April 30, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Two days does not make a trend but we are going in the right direction," External link

CBC Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s important that our essential workers are supported as much as possible during this third wave,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We've certainly seen a lot of appointments being cancelled, and that's one of the reasons we're opening this up," "There are people out there asking for the vaccine" External link

CBC Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s important that our essential workers are supported as much as possible during this third wave,” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased to see our case numbers have gone down," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "They might go up tomorrow, though, so what we are looking for is a sustained downward trend," "The variants are quick and strong. We cannot see our numbers increase" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We want people to make an informed choice," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "By protecting the communities around them, child-care centres can operate safely. They provide an important service, especially to those who need to go to work to keep essential services and supports running," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We do have one daycare in the Halifax Regional Municipality that we're considering an outbreak within the daycare. But that's one daycare among hundreds in the province," "Daycares remain a very safe place and we have protocols in place for them" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Yesterday, I said we are in a critical race between the variant and the vaccine and that's why we are here today announcing a two-week circuit breaker," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a different situation than we were a year ago. COVID variants require us to act faster, be furmer, and have a broader reach," "There are already concerning signs in Cape Breton of potential community spread" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a different situation than we were a year ago," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Now is the time we need each of us to be at our best," "So, over the next four weeks. I'm asking you to roar back at this virus by hunkering down, stay close to home as much as possible. Reduce your contact with other people, get tested, especially if you're feeling unwell or have been at exposure site or been directed by public health and get your vaccine when it's your turn" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We need to limit the virus’s ability to spread by reducing the opportunities for people to come together,” “For the next four weeks, I’m asking everyone to roar back at this virus by hunkering down close to home as much as possible, reducing your contact with other people and getting tested regularly” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 11:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "You can come out of isolation to get a test, and then you have to stay in isolation," External link

CBC Monday, April 26, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The best place for children and youth is in school, for their social, physical and mental well-being,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 26, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The circulation of the virus now relies on individual accountability,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Stopping COVID-19 from getting a stronger foothold in the province is now up to you,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Stopping COVID-19 from getting a stronger foothold in the province is now up to you," External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Stopping COVID-19 from getting a stronger foothold in the province is now up to you,” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The new restrictions for the greater Halifax area come into effect today. I know it's not easy, but it is a necessary step to allow us to limit the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “When possible, children need to be in school for their education, social and emotional development and mental health,” External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We understand this is disruptive, but it is necessary to regain control of the virus," External link

barrie Friday, April 23, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Schools are not the place where disease is, by and large, being spread," External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Where possible, children and youth need to be in school for their education, social and emotional development, and mental health," "We've done an amazing job at keeping children and youth in school all year. There are certainly not many jurisdictions in Canada that can say that" External link

CBC Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “When possible, children need to be in school for their education, social and emotional development and mental health,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our schools are being impacted by increased COVID-19 activity. That's why some schools will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow," External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We understand this is disruptive, but it is necessary to regain control of the virus," External link

ctvnews Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said ( about Canada Une ) : "One of our current clusters was as a result of family and friends gathering with people who had recently come from Ontario," External link

barrie Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I got a dose of Pfizer vaccine," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I got a dose of Pfizer vaccine," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We won't turn away permanent residents of Nova Scotia if they travel, but we are giving strong direction to not travel unless it is absolutely necessary," "This is a critical time for us to cut off travel-related cases at the source. I am asking all Nova Scotians to put their plans aside and follow this direction" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The increase in case numbers is a reminder of the importance of the restrictions that are in place to protect the health of fellow Nova Scotians,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 19, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The increase in case numbers is a reminder of the importance of the restrictions that are in place to protect the health of fellow Nova Scotians," External link

CBC Monday, April 19, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The increase in case numbers is a reminder of the importance of the restrictions that are in place to protect the health of fellow Nova Scotians," External link

barrie Monday, April 19, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While more of our cases have been confirmed as variants, it is a good sign that these cases are mainly due to travel. We are detecting them through testing and containing them before they can spread widely within Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While more of our cases have been confirmed as variants, it is a good sign that these cases are mainly due to travel. We are detecting them through testing and containing them before they can spread widely within Nova Scotia,” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We know the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19 and thankfully almost all of the residents at Glasgow Hall have been fully vaccinated,” External link

novascotia Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is due to the now-common variant strains and their much greater ability to be transmitted between one person and another," External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We know the COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19 and thankfully almost all of the residents at Glasgow Hall have been fully vaccinated,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “He’s all saddled up. I don’t want to disappoint him,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It’s very appropriate … apples are (associated) with doctors and apples are for horses too,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “He’s a very nice horse, very calm … It’s just a fun thing. It’s been a really hard year … and these little things, everybody having a bit of a laugh, helps us all. I’m very appreciative of it,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “To me, this is really important. I have a son with special needs. People know that, so the way they’re serving the community … an activity like riding is an important part for kids to have in their life, and having this in the middle of the city — I just think it’s wonderful,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have to hang on a little longer. I’m not complaining. That’s my job. It’s been tough for everybody,” “We get through this by looking after each other,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The success of our COVID-19 vaccine plan is in its focused and flexible approach to vaccine delivery and building sustainable, reliable processes,” External link

novascotia Friday, April 16, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The success of our COVID-19 vaccine plan is in its focused and flexible approach to vaccine delivery and building sustainable, reliable processes," External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "By following the public health measures and making testing part of our regular COVID-19 prevention measures we are working to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones," External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “By following the public health measures and making testing part of our regular COVID-19 prevention measures we are working to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones,” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we're seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it's important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures," External link

CBC Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we’re seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it’s important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures,” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we're seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it's important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we’re seeing more variant cases being identified in the province, it’s important to understand that most of these cases are related to travel and they are strictly adhering to the public health measures,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Whatever the rules are based on where we’re at based on the epidemiology for spectators would apply to this tournament,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This is all contingent on epidemiology,” “If for some reason, things go completely sideways, we will adjust as necessary like we did a year ago when we on short notice cancelled the same tournament. We have that ability and we’ll always put the protection of Nova Scotians first ahead of any event, including an international hockey tournament” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are not giving exceptions, we are not compromising on the fundamental need for a 14-day quarantine in any way to accommodate this tournament," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you look at the trajectory we are on, we are climbing faster than other provinces in terms of the number of doses we're delivering and we'll continue to do that as the supply increases," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People should only travel to and from New Brunswick if absolutely necessary,” “If you must travel, follow the protocols and other requirements in place to reduce the risk of spreading the virus” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We continue to monitor the epidemiology in all Atlantic Provinces and remain in close contact with our counterparts in those provinces," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although the number of new cases remains in the single digits, we cannot become complacent,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 12, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are holding steady in Nova Scotia by keeping our numbers low. Let us not stop now,” External link

novascotia Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are holding steady in Nova Scotia by keeping our numbers low. Let us not stop now," External link

barrie Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Compared to what is happening in other places across the country and around the world, we are fortunate to continue to see low COVID-19 activity in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The [National Advisory Committee on Immunization] recommendation doesn't specify four months, it says up to four months," "So there's nothing that would stop us moving people up if we're able to do that" External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have heard from community leaders that for these reasons, there is mistrust of the vaccine in these communities,” “This is why it’s so important that the vaccine be offered in a culturally responsive way that takes the lived reality of African Nova Scotians into consideration” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, April 9, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I’m pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low. I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I'm pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low. I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We still have to be a very cautious when it comes to the number of people that can get together in groups," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Low case numbers are a promising sign, but it does not mean we can become complacent,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are fortunate to be in a position to take these cautious steps, thanks in large part to Nova Scotians continuing to follow our public health measures,” “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” External link

novascotia Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I'm sure the confirmation of the four new variant cases today, and the uptick of cases over the long weekend isn't news that anyone wants to hear, especially when we see what's happening across the country. COVID-19 variants are spreading rapidly, with dire consequences in many provinces," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are fortunate to be in a position to take these cautious steps, thanks in large part to Nova Scotians continuing to follow our public health measures," "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" External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Along with following all of the public health measures, Nova Scotians should continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19," External link

barrie Monday, April 5, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Along with following all of the public health measures, Nova Scotians should continue to get tested regularly for COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Monday, April 5, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we continue to do well compared to other provinces, the reality is Nova Scotia will continue to see more cases," External link

barrie Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our epidemiology remains stable and that is very good news given what is happening in some provinces across the country," External link

barrie Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People are answering our call and getting tested to help us find the virus in our province, and I thank them,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “People are answering the call to get tested and helping identify where the virus is in our province, and I thank them for that,” External link

novascotia Friday, April 2, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People are answering the call to get tested and helping identify where the virus is in our province, and I thank them for that," External link

barrie Friday, April 2, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 1, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we approach a holiday weekend, I want to remind Nova Scotians of the importance of celebrating safely,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we approach a holiday weekend, I want to remind Nova Scotians of the importance of celebrating safely," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We haven't got final confirmation yet about what exact amount of AstraZeneca we're getting. So we've always built our funding based on the major proportion of what we're getting will be the mRNA vaccine. If we aren't able to use AstraZeneca at all, that that may push out our timeline a bit. But right now where we were, we were the group that we're using AstraZeneca in we can, as the evidence right now says we can continue to use that vaccine in that age," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We haven't got final confirmation yet about what exact amount of AstraZeneca we're getting. So we've always built our funding based on the major proportion of what we're getting will be the mRNA vaccine. If we aren't able to use AstraZeneca at all, that that may push out our timeline a bit. But right now where we were, we were the group that we're using AstraZeneca in we can, as the evidence right now says we can continue to use that vaccine in that age," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Anyone 55 or over can still get this vaccine if given the choice, as the benefits of getting the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the increased risk of COVID-19 in older adults,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “In the past few weeks there has been an increasing number of reports from Europe of rare but serious cases of blood clots, following immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our continued strong testing numbers in combination with people following the public health protocols is a good formula to keep us where we need to be," External link

novascotia Monday, March 29, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “The high number of drug tests and the people who follow public health protocols are a great way to get us closer to the goal,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Our continued strong testing numbers in combination with people following the public health protocols is a good formula to keep us where we need to be," External link

barrie Monday, March 29, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us contain variant cases to date,” External link

novascotia Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us contain variant cases to date,” External link

barrie Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are appointments across the province in most communities and pharmacy clinics. Some of the locations are fully booked but we will be adding many more appointments to those, as well as adding additional locations when we receive our next shipment of vaccine," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This highlights the importance of only opening appointments when our supply is confirmed," External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This highlights the importance of only opening appointments when our supply is confirmed," "We don't want to have people book appointments and then have to cancel those appointments because we didn't have certainty of supply" External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There is no reason to close the border at this time. The cases are isolated to that particular area in northern New Brunswick and travel in and out of that area is restricted," "However, if the outbreak starts to move into other parts of New Brunswick, or I feel the situation is getting worse and Nova Scotians are at increased risk, I will not hesitate to make a recommendation to the premier to reinstate the 14-day quarantine for people coming from New Brunswick" External link

barrie Friday, March 26, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “It is concerning to see the rise in cases in New Brunswick but at this time it is concentrated only in the northwestern area of the province,” External link

novascotia Friday, March 26, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is concerning to see the rise in cases in New Brunswick but at this time it is concentrated only in the northwestern area of the province," External link

CBC Friday, March 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Seeing low case numbers is a good sign, but we continue to have COVID-19 activity in the province," External link

CBC Friday, March 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Seeing low case numbers is a good sign, but we continue to have COVID-19 activity in the province,” External link

novascotia Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have always said we want to get good, then get fast. Nova Scotia's growth, in terms of doses in arms, is steady and significant," External link

barrie Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There are certainly a small number of people who are having challenges," External link

CBC Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians continue to work hard to keep the virus contained,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have always said we want to get good, then get fast. Nova Scotia's growth, in terms of doses in arms, is steady and significant," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians continue to work hard to keep the virus contained," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We have always said we want to get good, then get fast. Nova Scotia's growth, in terms of doses in arms, is steady and significant," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Getting tested regularly allows us to detect cases early on and limit the spread of the virus," External link

barrie Monday, March 22, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians have worked very hard to be in the position we are in and it has not been easy. Your collective efforts continue to make our province one of the safest places in North America,” External link

barrie Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Keep your gatherings small, stick with your consistent social group, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling unwell,” External link

cknw Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "When they gave their consent to be vaccinated, they gave it on the knowledge they were going to get their second dose 21 to 28 days later. We are honouring that consent, it would be ethically wrong to change it on them now," External link

CBC Friday, March 19, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're not opening the AstraZeneca to those age groups ... the risk of someone, 70, being exposed is minimal [in Nova Scotia] and we're going to get them the preferred vaccine, mRNA, in the next few weeks," External link

CBC Friday, March 19, 2021 11:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We've made the decision that all of our emergency first responders who have the potential to be first on scene for a medical event, whether they're police, fire, paramedics, are going to be treated the same in terms of their access to vaccination," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have worked extremely hard to be in the position we are in today and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for that," "I recognize it has not been easy but your ongoing support for these public health measures is what continues to make Nova Scotia one of the safest places in North America" External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Lifting the restrictions in the Halifax area means that everyone across the province now follows the same rules," External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Along with opening the New Brunswick border, we’re now in a position to lift the additional restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding communities,” “The virus is still here, though, and everyone needs to remain vigilant if we want to avoid imposing restrictions again. Even as people start getting vaccinated, we need to continue following all the public health measures until the majority of Nova Scotians have immunity” External link

novascotia Friday, March 19, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have worked extremely hard to be in the position we are in today and I want to thank all Nova Scotians for that," "I recognize it has not been easy but your ongoing support for these public health measures is what continues to make Nova Scotia one of the safest places in North America" External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Lifting the restrictions in the Halifax area means that everyone across the province now follows the same rules," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "If you look across the country we are not seeing front line police officers being a group that jumps out as having excessive amounts of COVID cases," External link

CBC Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "My thoughts are with this woman's family during this difficult time," External link

barrie Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Keep your gatherings small, stick with your consistent social group, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling unwell," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Keep your gatherings small, stick with your consistent social group, wear a mask, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling unwell,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “St. Patrick’s Day celebrations need to look much different this year,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 17, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "At this time there is no evidence of community spread from these variants, which is good news," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "You'll see a significant growth, and we'll have more details to come in the next week or two on the number and location of especially pharmacy and physician clinics across the province," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Everything we've built on, including our end goal statement — which is that we expect every Nova Scotian who wants to get a vaccine will have their first dose by end of June — that is ultimately based on the premise that we're gonna get the supply of vaccine that's projected to us from the federal government," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I have a conversation with my team tomorrow morning about how to move forward with this new information," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There were some people frustrated very first thing this morning but again that was corrected very quickly and we now have 6,000 people who have successfully used that," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian,” “People will get their first dose and we will work with the shelters to make sure everyone gets their second dose within four months” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian,” External link

novascotia Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This is an important milestone in our efforts to bring vaccine to every Nova Scotian," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “One year ago, we announced our first presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia,” External link

novascotia Monday, March 15, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "One year ago, we announced our first presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Monday, March 15, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Low case numbers are a promising sign, but it does not mean we can become complacent," External link

barrie Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "The media is focused on the number of cases and the number of people dying, and it's a significant issue in China, but we need to put that into the Canadian context," External link

CBC Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We'll do whatever we have to do to protect public health," External link

CBC Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Don't be taken in by these people who are preying on your concerns and your fears," External link

CBC Sunday, March 14, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "People have to understand that we don't actually have that specific product here in North America, we're using a product from a different manufacturing site," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The willingness to tighten our borders down helped limit the flow of the virus into our provinces and kept it controllable," "We had a willingness to do what's necessary" External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "we have to do that very carefully because of the threat of the variant," External link

barrie Friday, March 12, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians continue to adjust their everyday behaviours to ensure they are following the public health measures,” External link

novascotia Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians continue to adjust their everyday behaviours to ensure they are following the public health measures," External link

barrie Thursday, March 11, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although our case numbers remain low, we can’t become complacent,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although our case numbers remain low, we can’t become complacent,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "There is an individual case that was then spread throughout the office, not because of people exposed on the street," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 10, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "All COVID-19 vaccines provide good protection against severe COVID-19 illness," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Right now there's nothing that leads us to believe there is community spread, whether it is the regular COVID strain or any of these variant cases," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "All COVID-19 vaccines provide good protection against severe COVID-19 illness," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We wouldn't be where we are today without the co-operation of Nova Scotians," External link

barrie Monday, March 8, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the co-operation of Nova Scotians,” External link

novascotia Monday, March 8, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We know how easily COVID-19 can spread if we let our guard down," External link

barrie Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "When you follow the public health measures you are preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping yourself and your community safe," External link

barrie Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang told : "Monday was not a good day for anyone who tried to book an appointment," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who turned out for testing over the past week,” External link

novascotia Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Thank you to all the Nova Scotians who turned out for testing over the past week," External link

barrie Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I’m pleased to see our efforts to contain the virus continue to work and our case numbers are remaining low,” External link

barrie Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs set another one-day record, completing over 6,800 tests,” External link

cknw Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I am pleased we're able to offer it as part of our overall effort to protect Nova Scotians from COVID-19," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs set another one-day record, completing over 6,800 tests,” External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased we’re able to offer it as part of our overall effort to protect Nova Scotian’s from COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "But certainly, it has been fixed, and now steps have been out in place, as we talked about, to protect that site," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "In keeping with our age-based approach to vaccine rollout, health-care workers in the next group will receive their vaccine based on their age," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “To do that volume of people, the most logical thing is to bring it, testing, into that large worksite,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we started to see an increase of cases without a clear source of infection, we asked Nova Scotians to do their part and book a COVID-19 test, even if they were asymptomatic," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang wrote : "Nova Scotia has been able to keep COVID-19 numbers relatively low because our approach has been to act quickly when the epidemiology becomes concerning," "Last week, our numbers began to climb with the source of many cases not being immediately traceable and close contact numbers very high. I was pleased to see numbers begin to decline through the weekend" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “As we started to see an increase of cases without a clear source of infection, we asked Nova Scotians to do their part and book a COVID-19 test, even if they were asymptomatic,” External link

novascotia Monday, March 1, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we started to see an increase of cases without a clear source of infection, we asked Nova Scotians to do their part and book a COVID-19 test, even if they were asymptomatic," External link

barrie Monday, March 1, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While the case numbers are low today, we must remain vigilant and keep following the restrictions to ensure our communities stay safe,” External link

novascotia Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The restaurants themselves are not problematic, they're doing a very good job," "But how the public are using the restaurants, the frequency, the going to restaurants [at] different times with different groups of people — the choices people are making when they go out to dine, is problematic" External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:01:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

ctvnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "To do that volume of people, the most logical thing is to bring it, testing, into that large worksite," External link

barrie Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have done this before and it worked,” “We are now moving even more quickly than we did in December to resolve this outbreak. What we’re working to avoid is ... situations such as Newfoundland has faced recently” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’ll continue to watch the epidemiology and if it continues to climb the next week, we will certainly be looking at whether further restrictions or expanding to other geographic parts of Nova Scotia will be necessary,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

ctvnews Friday, February 26, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary," External link

CBC Friday, February 26, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We had hoped we would not be back in the situation where these restrictions are necessary. We understand that they are disruptive but they are absolutely critical to contain the spread of COVID-19,” “Everyone needs to behave with the same caution as they did last spring when the virus first arrived in Nova Scotia. Everyone needs to get tested even if they only have one mild symptom” External link

novascotia Friday, February 26, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have recently started to see new cases with no clear link to travel or a known case. This is increasingly concerning as our case numbers are creeping up,” External link

novascotia Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We have recently started to see new cases with no clear link to travel or a known case. This is increasingly concerning as our case numbers are creeping up,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This past week our numbers have begun to creep up," External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "With more variants identified in the province, I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “With more variants identified in the province, I want to thank Nova Scotians for their continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said ( about Health Centre ) : “Our first community clinic opened today at the IWK Health Centre and we will see more community clinics opening in the coming weeks in other areas of the province,” External link

cknw Monday, February 22, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Monday, February 22, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said ( about Health Centre ) : "Our first community clinic opened today at the IWK Health Centre and we will see more community clinics opening in the coming weeks in other areas of the province," "We continue to prioritize vaccinations for those who are most vulnerable and at highest risk" External link

barrie Monday, February 22, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Monday, February 22, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're going to get some of that input from the interviews we'll do with the 500 people coming into the clinic, but we knew that starting with a letter from MSI ... that is clearly an identification of people's age," "We made sure that we're standing up, ready to go March 1 once we move to clinics that don't require the specific invitation ... all this is about continuous learning and improving," External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "They have identified they'd like starting at age 55, because of their different age demographics in their community," "It's very important that they have their language and knowledge keepers immunized early, protecting some of that culture" External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 7:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I want to thank anyone who went out and got tested this weekend,” External link

novascotia Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "When you get a COVID-19 test, you are making a difference. You are protecting your loved ones, your community and preventing the spread of COVID-19," External link

CBC Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "I want to thank anyone who went out and got tested this weekend," External link

barrie Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Even if you only have a tickle in your throat or a runny nose, don’t assume it’s just a cold. Get tested to be sure it’s not COVID-19,” External link

novascotia Friday, February 19, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We’ll be using a combination of rapid test, because they give an immediate test on the ferry, which is important, but any tests that are positive will have to be confirmed. We’re also going to be using PCR tests and the lab in Cape Breton,” External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Even if you only have a tickle in your throat or a runny nose, don't assume it's just a cold. Get tested to be sure it's not COVID-19," "Regular testing is the best way to detect cases early and help prevent them from spreading" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We must stay the course and continue our cautious and vigilant approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia," External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Friday, February 19, 2021 12:04:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:53:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we've seen in other provinces, the situation can change rapidly. We must continue to remain vigilant and follow public health protocols," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "This week we expect to receive 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine, half of which will be reserved for second doses," "This will be our biggest single shipment of vaccine to date, it will, it will be delivered to seven cold storage sites across the province, and this number of doses does take into account but we will now be drawing six rather than five doses per vial of the Pfizer vaccine" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "The final three health-care worker clinics will be set up and ready to receive product later this week in Antigonish, along the South Shore, and in Cumberland," "Vaccine was delivered to eight long-term care facilities last week and two more will receive vaccine this week. In long-term care, we have clinics running in multiple locations this week. Booking opened up this morning for the prototype immunization clinic at the IWK for Nova Scotians who are 18, years of age or older" External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “There’s been a lot of interest, so much so that the first two days are almost fully booked already,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, February 17, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We're in a fortunate position in Nova Scotia in contrast with so many other provinces and we know that could change very quickly," External link

barrie Monday, February 15, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Nova Scotians have shown their love for their families, friends and communities from the day this pandemic started,” External link

cknw Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have shown their love for their families, friends and communities from the day this pandemic started," External link

CBC Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Nova Scotians have shown their love for their families, friends and communities from the day this pandemic started," External link

barrie Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we know this is concerning to hear, we understand the federal government’s rationale,” “It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. And to do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we know this is concerning to hear, we understand the federal government’s rationale,” “It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. And to do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Getting tested regularly is important to catch cases early and limit the spread of the virus,” External link

barrie Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “While we know this is concerning to hear, we understand the federal government’s rationale,” “It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. And to do that, they need the support and cooperation of all provinces” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We allowed sports but we are not allowing tournaments,” “Frankly, hearing what’s happening in Newfoundland tells us that we are on the right path” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:52:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We allowed sports but we are not allowing tournaments,” “Frankly, hearing what’s happening in Newfoundland tells us that we are on the right path” External link

cknw Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we know this is concerning to hear, we also understand the federal government's rationale," "It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. To do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces" External link

CBC Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang says : “The first lesson is how quickly things can change,” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : “It’s a reminder that why we continue to work really hard, while we’ve opened up a number of things, we put limitations on the number of people that can gather,” “We’ve allowed sports but we’re not allowing tournaments” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : “I’ll be honest, a part of what we’re seeing in St. John’s is they weren’t testing lots of people. Now all of a sudden they have two to three weeks’ worth of people they now have to test,” “We’re in a different position because of our innovation and the ways we are using asymptomatic testing” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang says : “But again, St. John’s is a reminder that we don’t want to go too far,” External link

cknw Friday, February 12, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we know this is concerning to hear, we also understand the federal government's rationale," "It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. To do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces" External link

CBC Friday, February 12, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While we know this is concerning to hear, we also understand the federal government's rationale," "It is to address the complexities and unique challenges in our northern neighbours. To do that, they need the support and co-operation of all provinces" External link

CBC Friday, February 12, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Outbreaks in neighbouring provinces are a reminder of how quickly COVID-19 can take hold and spread,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “We are asking the people connected to these cases to get retested and NSHA will reissue the potential exposure notice for the two cases,” “Our strategy of testing, identifying cases and moving quickly when needed is working to keep our active cases low” External link

cknw Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "With this new information we are being cautious. We are asking the people connected to these cases to get retested and NSHA will reissue the potential exposure notice for the two cases," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is not by accident that COVID-19 activity across our province is low. Our comprehensive approach of quarantining, testing, follow-up of cases and the efforts of every Nova Scotian is keeping us safe," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:08:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “With this new information we are being cautious. We are asking the people connected to these cases to get retested and NSHA will reissue the potential exposure notice for the two cases,” External link

novascotia Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "It is not by accident that COVID-19 activity across our province is low. Our comprehensive approach of quarantining, testing, follow-up of cases and the efforts of every Nova Scotian is keeping us safe," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "We are imposing now, anybody coming from Newfoundland and Labrador will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Travel has been the main source of cases in Nova Scotia and we continue to ask people not to travel unless it’s absolutely necessary,” “This is a time to explore our own province and support local business rather than traveling outside Nova Scotia” External link

novascotia Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Just because we are easing restrictions does not mean we can start to be complacent," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Although we didn’t receive any vaccine last week, we are scheduled to receive 1,950 doses of Pfizer and 4,000 doses of Moderna later this week,” External link

barrie Monday, February 8, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "Just because we are easing restrictions does not mean we can start to be complacent," External link

barrie Monday, February 8, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "As we are seeing low case numbers, we are also noticing fewer people taking advantage of our asymptomatic testing, but we need people to continue getting tested," External link

barrie Monday, February 8, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : "While it's fantastic to see Nova Scotia continues to have low new cases of COVID-19, there are many ways we can play an active role in keeping our communities safe," External link

barrie Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased to see our new case numbers remain low to no new cases,” External link

cknw Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased to see our new case numbers remain low to no new cases,” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “I am pleased to see our new case numbers remain low to no new cases,” “This is a direct result of the commitment Nova Scotians have to keeping our communities safe. I encourage everyone to remain vigilant so we can continue to see these low cases of COVID-19 in our province” External link

barrie Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang said : “They have not been truthful and honest about their movements and people they have been in contact with and this lack of information has delayed investigations and is leaving more time for the virus to spread in communities,” External link

cknw Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang said : “Giving (contact tracers) accurate full information is critically important to minimize the chance for any community spread,” “So I would ask any Nova Scotians who think that public health measures don’t apply to them to think again and to stop and think about the rest of the province, the rest of Nova Scotia, and the sacrifices that so many of us have made, and then ask those individuals to say we need to do better” External link

cknw Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Strang juge : "le travail de la police est un succès" External link

laprovence Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:30:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang juge : "le travail de la police est un succès" External link

rtl-BE Sunday, September 10, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Strang déclaré : "Deux cas de la même souche de la méningite à méningocoques au même endroit, par exemple un campus universitaire, constituent une épidémie" External link

huffingtonpost-ca-fr Saturday, February 14, 2015 12:56:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
medical officer of health26.67%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
officer of health13.33%EN09/29/201729/09/2017
président2.67%FR09/10/201710/09/2017
president1.33%EN09/10/201710/09/2017
executive secretary9.33%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
secretary8.00%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
secrétaire6.67%FR12/13/201613/12/2016
chief21.33%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
health officer5.33%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
officer5.33%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Robert StrangEN80.68%
Robert StrangFR19.32%


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