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Nova Scotia health officials to provide COVID-19 update on Friday – Halifax

Nova Scotia health officials to provide COVID-19 update on Friday - Halifax

Nova Scotia health officials are expected to provide a provincial update on the coronavirus. Premier Stephen McNeil will be joined by chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang at 1 p.m. on Friday. The briefing will be livestreamed on the Global News website. Read more: Nova Scotia reports …

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Family of Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility inmate raises concerns over cell restrictions – Halifax

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Bonnie Welsh is concerned for the well-being of her brother and dozens of others in remand at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside, N.S. She says for the past few months, she’s regularly received distressed calls from her brother about being locked in his cell for the …

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Nova Scotia opens pop-up COVID-19 testing in Dartmouth – Halifax

Nova Scotia opens pop-up COVID-19 testing in Dartmouth - Halifax

In its second week of pop-up, rapid coronavirus testing, Nova Scotia announced a new site in Dartmouth for this week. Walk-in COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic 16- to 35-year-olds will be held at the Zatzman Sportsplex from Thursday to Sunday. “We invite anyone between the ages of 16 and 35 …

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N.S. to spend another $14.3 million on school programs, drinking water – Halifax

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Nova Scotia has announced that it will use $14.3 million from the federal safe return to class fund to help pay for healthy food programs, math and literacy programs and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and students. The province’s education and early childhood minister Zach Churchill announced the …

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Nova Scotia reports 1 new coronavirus case at St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary school – Halifax

Nova Scotia reports 1 new coronavirus case at St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary school - Halifax

Nova Scotia reported one additional case of COVID-19 on Tuesday evening, connected to St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary school in Central Zone. The province said the school will be closed on Dec. 2, for deep cleaning. Read more: N.S. reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, mobile testing units made available “Staff …

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300 Nova Scotians charged for violating COVID-19 regulations since March – Halifax

300 Nova Scotians charged for violating COVID-19 regulations since March - Halifax

Nova Scotia RCMP say they have laid hundreds of charges in relation to COVID-19 regulations since the pandemic began. Since March 24, police say 308 Nova Scotians have been charged. Of those, 67 were charged under the Emergency Management Act and 241 under the Health Protection Act. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: Rapid COVID-19 testing site pops up in Wolfville, N.S. – Halifax

Coronavirus: Rapid COVID-19 testing site pops up in Wolfville, N.S. - Halifax

A team of infectious disease experts and community volunteers banded together Monday to set up a COVID-19 rapid pop-up testing site in Wolfville, N.S., after the town sent out a release Friday saying that traces of the coronavirus were detected in the town’s wastewater. Dalhousie University infectious disease expert …

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Potential exposure to COVID-19 reported at 2 new locations in Halifax – Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 reported at 2 new locations in Halifax - Halifax

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is warning of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Halifax on Monday evening. Health officials are directing anyone who worked or visited the locations on the specific date and time to immediately visit the province’s COVID-19 self-assessment page or call 811 to book a …

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Health officials report potential COVID-19 exposure at 2 Halifax locations – Halifax

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Nova Scotia Public Health warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Halifax on Monday. Health officials are directing anyone who worked or visited the locations on the specific date and time to immediately visit the province’s COVID-19 self-assessment page  or call 811 to book a COVID-19 …

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Nova Scotia reports 16 new coronavirus cases, pop-up rapid testing set up in Wolfville – Halifax

Nova Scotia reports 16 new coronavirus cases, pop-up rapid testing set up in Wolfville - Halifax

Nova Scotia reported 16 new cases of COVD-19 on Monday and said 138 active cases of the virus remain in the province. According to the government, 15 of the new cases are in the Central Zone. The other is a school-based case and was reported on Sunday. The school-based …

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