Halifax Citadel closed until further notice to limit spread of coronavirus – Halifax

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Many Haligonians continue to congregate and disobey public health orders – and Parks Canada has noticed this.

The federal agency announced Wednesday that the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site will temporarily close its doors to pedestrians and vehicles to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

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“In recent days, many Haligonians have used the green spaces and roads of Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, some of which were in groups and did not follow the recommendations for physical distance provided by public health experts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. “Parks Canada said in a press release.

“Parks Canada is therefore implementing additional temporary road and land closures at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site to support Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect health and safety Canadians, visitors and its employees. “

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The closure includes the fort, all green space and the property’s roads and trails, including the Brunswick Street Trail leading to the Old Town Clock.

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“We ask all Haligonians to work together. We know that many of you have a special connection to “Citadel Hill” and it is an integral part of the fabric of Halifax. However, we are implementing these closures to protect all Nova Scotians, especially those most at risk, “said the release.

During the temporary closure, the site will be maintained by a limited number of “critical” personnel.

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