Nova Scotia launches reviews of Northwood COVID-19 outbreak, long-term care system

The Nova Scotia government has announced the details of a review that will look into how and why COVID-19 was able to sweep through the Northwood facility in Halifax, as well as a separate review of infection prevention and control in the long-term care sector.
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