Nova Scotia health officials warning of possible COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Canadian Tire, NSLC

Public health officials in Nova Scotia are warning of a possible COVID-19 exposure at a Canadian Tire in Halifax, along with one other location. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says it has learned of possible exposures to COVID-19 at two popular businesses along Quinpool Road in Halifax.

The health authority says the potential exposures happened at the Canadian Tire and Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) locations on April 18.

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The potential exposure at the Canadian Tire happened between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., while the potential exposure at NSLC was between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Public health says it’s been directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person confirmed to have COVID-19.

“While most people have been contacted, there could be some contacts that public health is not aware of,” the NSHA said in an advisory on Thursday.

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“It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus on the named dates at these locations may develop symptoms up to, and including, May 2, 2020.”

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The health authority is asking the public to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

The province announced 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 947.

Of the 947 cases, 374 are active.


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