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Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week

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Nova Scotia Health says a mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be set up at Dalhousie University in Halifax for two days this week.

Drop-in testing at the mobile unit will be available Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The unit will be located in the Goldberg Computer Science Building at the Edward Street entrance.

Testing will be available to everyone, not just students, the province says.

According to a release, people may get tested at the mobile unit if they have no symptoms, are not a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, and have not travelled outside of the province, or P.E.I. and N.L.

Read more: Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases, 15 active cases

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Asymptomatic rapid testing is taking place in other parts of the province this week at the following sites:

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  • St. Theresa’s Hall, Sydney, on Jan. 27 from 1 – 6 p.m.
  • CBU, Canada Games Complex, on Jan. 28 from 1 – 6 p.m.
  • Amelia Saputo Centre, Antigonish, on Jan. 29 from 1 – 7 p.m., and on Jan. 30 from 12 – 6 p.m.
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The province reported no new COVID-19 cases on Monday after it completed 837 tests the day prior.

There have been 1,571 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province, of which 1,491 people are considered to be recovered.

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