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COVID-19: How to stay up to date

Check out these helpful resources to stay informed

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Will McLernon

The number of cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia continues to rise, and with it comes new restrictions.

As of March 17, the infectious disease has infected 569 Canadians with 26 probable cases. Nova Scotia has one confirmed case and six probable cases.

Health officials are urging people to practice social distancing and self-isolation to help reduce the spread of the disease. Travellers returning from outside of the country need to isolate themselves for 14 days.

As of 12:01 a.m. on March 19, gatherings in Nova Scotia are capped at 50 people.

Here are some helpful links to stay up to date on the COVID-19 crisis.

Protecting yourself and others

Look out for symptoms of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization has guidelines for protecting yourself, including how to maintain social distancing.

In Nova Scotia, here’s what to do if you think you have come into contact with COVID-19.

The government of Canada monitors the number of confirmed and probable cases in Canada.

Alerts and restrictions

Nova Scotia updates its dedicated coronavirus website with the latest advisories and closures, as well as the number of current cases.

Check on Canada’s current travel advisories regarding COVID-19.

Find out what’s happening in the Halifax Regional Municipality, including transit changes.

What’s closed or cancelled? Halifax Today and CBC Nova Scotia have lists.

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