Nova Scotia Reports 11 New Cases of COVID-19 Monday

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Nova Scotia reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island emerge from the Atlantic bubble for at least two weeks as cases increase in Canada Atlantic.The 11 new cases are all in the central health region. Eight are linked to previously reported cases and three are under investigation.

One of these new cases was detected during the COVID-19 rapid test pilot program for bar staff and patrons on Grafton Street in Halifax on Saturday night.

There are currently 51 active cases in Nova Scotia and 1,143 tests were performed in the province on Sunday.

On Monday evening, the Nova Scotia Health Authority issued 16 more notifications of potential exposure. Active exhibition sites in the greater Halifax area are listed here.

Starting Tuesday in Prince Edward Island and Wednesday in Newfoundland and Labrador, people coming from one of the Atlantic provinces will need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival. .

Those arriving in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from other Atlantic provinces are still not required to self-isolate.

NS buys computers to facilitate home learning

The Nova Scotia government announced Monday it is using $ 21.5 million in federal assistance for COVID-19 to purchase 32,000 new computers for students and to upgrade servers and Wi-Fi systems in schools.

The first 24,000 have already been ordered and should arrive next month. The rest must come in the New Year.

The news comes days after two schools closed and a two-week shift to home learning due to multiple cases of COVID-19.

The new computers are in addition to the 14,000 devices the province has already purchased.

Education Minister Zach Churchill told CBC some of these programs have already been rolled out, including at the two schools that were closed.

“Stay vigilant, stay careful”, says Minister of Education

He said students at those schools – Auburn Drive High School and Graham Creighton Junior High – receive other supports as well.

“They get the support of their teachers, their support staff, they have access to the devices and all the e-learning materials they need to continue learning at home,” he said.

“Everyone is worried about the pandemic… we need to use this anxiety to our advantage, stay vigilant, stay cautious and all do our part to ensure that we are following health and safety protocols that will minimize the risk of transmitting this. virus. between them. ”

COVID cases in the Atlantic provinces

The latest figures for the Atlantic provinces are:

Symptoms

Anyone with any of the following symptoms should visit the COVID-19 Self-Assessment website or call 811:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

Anyone with two or more of the following symptoms is also encouraged to visit the website or call 811:

  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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