Halt on AstraZeneca use doesn’t mean vaccine is unsafe, Nova Scotia’s top doctor says

Nova Scotia’s top doctor says the halt on the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on younger people doesn’t mean the vaccine is unsafe, and the province is waiting on more … Read More

‘It hurts our staff’: Halifax bars react to new early closing-time measure

Restaurants and pubs in the Halifax region once again have to adjust their business plans, after the province announced that all service must end at 9 p.m. Tougher restrictions for … Read More

Nova Scotia eases COVID-19 restrictions effective Monday

Nova Scotia health officials announced they are loosening coronavirus restrictions after reporting only eight active cases in the province. Effective Monday, the province is increasing gathering limits for events organized … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia updates its COVID-19 vaccination plan

Nova Scotia says it’s still on track with its coronavirus vaccination rollout as it releases an updated plan on Wednesday. The province has administered around 16,000 doses of the COVID-19 … Read More

Nova Scotia releases phased plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Nova Scotia has released its phased approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 2021, and it includes plans to receive enough doses to vaccinate half a million people in the next … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, pop-up testing site made available in Eskasoni

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

7-year-old gets visit from his hero, N.S. chief of health Robert Strang

A seven-year-old boy from Halifax received a visit by his hero — chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. Strang visited Hughie Dauphinee on Wednesday night after hearing the … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 16 new coronavirus cases, 1 recovery Wednesday

Nova Scotia has reported 16 new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday. All are located in the province’s central zone. The new figures — which were released late on Wednesday … Read More

Halifax readies for sweeping coronavirus measures as cases trend upward

HALIFAX – People in Halifax are bracing for a series of tougher restrictions as the city deals with a rise in COVID-19 infections. Effective Thursday and for the next two … Read More

Nova Scotia to test Halifax bar staff and late-night patrons for COVID-19

Nova Scotia health officials are advising all bar staff and late-night attendees to get tested for the coronavirus regardless of symptoms. The strategy was announced last week as Nova Scotia … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19, shuts down bars, gyms

Nova Scotia health officials reported 37 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday in the largest single-day increase since April 23. There are currently 87 active cases in the province. … Read More

‘We are starting to see community spread’: Officials issue stern warning to Nova Scotians

The province’s top doctor issued a stern warning to Nova Scotia on Tuesday confirming for the first time that the province is starting “to see community spread.” “This is very … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Provincial health officials are reporting no new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. There are four active cases in the province. The most recently reported case is related to … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new coronavirus cases, 1,003 people now recovered

Nova Scotia says there are no new cases of the coronavirus on Monday and that there remains only a single active case in the province. That means 1,003 people are … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, meaning there remain only three active cases of the disease in the province. The last new case of … Read More

Nova Scotia extends state of emergency, reports no new coronavirus cases Friday

Nova Scotia will extend its state of emergency and has recorded no new cases of COVID-19, the province announced on Friday. That means there remain 1,061 total cases of the … Read More

Nova Scotia to allow 10-person gatherings as no new coronavirus cases announced Friday

Nova Scotia is expanding its limits on gatherings under its coronavirus restrictions to 10 or more people, Premier Stephen McNeil announced on Friday. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work … Read More

Nova Scotia reports no new cases of coronavirus for first time since March

Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the first time it has done that since March. The news comes as Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. … Read More

Active cases of COVID-19 continue to decrease in Nova Scotia, 1 more death at Northwood reported

Nova Scotia’s number of active coronavirus cases continues to decrease even as the province reported one additional COVID-19 death on Thursday. The death, which occurred at Northwood Manor in Halifax, … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia reports 1 new case, 1 death for 2nd day in a row

For the second day straight, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of the novel coronavirus and one new death. In a news release Wednesday, the province said the death … Read More

Nova Scotia hospitals to resume day, short-stay surgeries as coronavirus case numbers dwindle

As the number of active cases of the novel coronavirus continues to drop in Nova Scotia, the IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority will resume day and short-stay … Read More

Nova Scotia extends coronavirus state of emergency until May 17 as deaths climb to 29

Nova Scotia reported a single new COVID-19-related death on Friday. The death occurred at Northwood Manor in Halifax, which as a result of an outbreak at the facility has recorded … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 12 new cases of coronavirus Thursday

Nova Scotia has reported 12 new cases of the coronavirus in the province on Thursday. The cases, all of which were identified from testing conducted on Wednesday, bring the total … Read More

Nova Scotia announces 4 more deaths as a result of coronavirus outbreak

Nova Scotia has announced four additional deaths in the province as a result of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Health officials say three of the deaths occurred … Read More

Coronavirus: 2 more deaths reported at Northwood in Halifax

There are two more deaths connected to the novel coronavirus at Northwood Manor in Halifax. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my deepest condolences to the families of … Read More

Nova Scotia sees another record spike in coronavirus cases

Nova Scotia announced 32 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 342. This is the biggest one-day … Read More

2 employees at long-term care homes test positive for COVID-19, N.S. reaches triple digits

Nova Scotia has seen its largest jump in cases of COVID-19 in a single day as the number of cases reached triple digits. On Saturday, the provincial government announced it … Read More

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