Nova Scotia announces 2 new presumptive cases of COVID-19

The Nova Scotia government has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, both in the Halifax area, bringing the provincial total of presumptive cases to five. 

Premier Stephen McNeil and the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Robert Strang, will be providing a briefing on the latest information at 3 p.m. today.

Strang said in a news release that the latest cases are a man and a woman in their 50s who were in close contact with people who had recently been outside of the country. Two other people who live with them are now in self-isolation.

This comes a day after Nova Scotia reported its first presumptive cases of COVID-19 and McNeil announced schools and daycares in the province will close for two weeks following March Break.

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