The province is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today.
The case is in the Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.
Two people in the province are now in hospital with the virus and are being treated in intensive care.
There’s now a total of 35 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, including four in the Regional Municipality and one in the Inverness, Victoria and Richmond County Community Health Network.
RCMP say they’ll provide an update later today after a man was shot in Eskasoni, last night.
They say he was shot through a window and taken to hospital with non-life threating injuries.
The Mounties say the shooting was an isolated incident and they believe there’s no risk to the public.
They were asking people in the community to stay in their homes with the doors locked, early this morning.
People in Eskasoni are being asked to stay in their homes with the doors locked this morning after a man was injured in a shooting in the community last night.
Eskasoni schools, offices and businesses are closed and there’s a heavy police presence there.
RCMP say they got the call about a shooting at a home in Eskasoni at around 10:25.
They say a man was shot through a window and taken to hospital.
There’s no word on his condition.
Provincial health authorities are reporting four new cases of COVID-19 today, including one in the Cape Breton Community health network.
The Cape Breton case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada, while the other three new cases are in the Central Zone and are close contacts with a previously reported case.
All four people are self-isolating as required.
The new cases bring the number of known, active cases of COVID in Nova Scotia to 39.
One more person is in intensive care with COVID-19.
One thousand six hundred and thirty-eight Nova Scotians have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began; 65 people have died.
One thousand five hundred and thirty-four people have recovered from COVID-19.
The province is introducing new restrictions in parts of the Central Zone today as it reports 10 new cases of COVID-19.
One of those cases is in the Cape Breton Community Health Network that covers the Regional Municipality.
Health officials say it’s related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the person is self-isolating as required.
Nine of today’s new cases are in the Central Zone.
There’s now a total of 35 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, including four in the Cape Breton Community Health Network.
Premier Iain Rankin is asking people across the province to limit their activities over the weekend as case numbers rise.
The new restrictions announced today will be in place for four weeks in parts of the Halifax area and some neighbouring municipalities.
They affect restaurants and bars, long-term care homes, sports and arts and cultural events.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang says if case numbers keep going up over the next week, health officials will start looking at more restrictions and expanding the restrictions to other parts of the province.