2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nova Scotia

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Public Health is offering mobile testing in Liverpool, N.S., today.
Public Health is offering mobile testing in Liverpool, N.S., today.

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Nova Scotia reported two new COVID-19 cases Saturday and has 10 active cases.

Both new cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.

The cases are in the northern and western health zones of the province. Both people are self-isolating, according to Nova Scotia's health authority.

One person in Nova Scotia is in intensive care related to the virus.

New quarantine measures

On Tuesday, Premier Stephen McNeil announced that people entering Nova Scotia from Newfoundland and Labrador would be subject to a 14-day isolation requirement upon arrival.

The premier said the regulation would not be retroactive.

He said anyone in Nova Scotia who visited Newfoundland and Labrador or had visitors from that province in the 14 days before Feb. 10 should get tested immediately and consider a second test five-to-seven days later.

People who were in Newfoundland and Labrador should self-isolate while waiting for the first test result. Tests can be booked online.

Flight exposure update

On Saturday, Nova Scotia's Health Department issued an update to a previous flight exposure notice.

A second case has been identified from WestJet Flight 3340 that departed Toronto on Feb. 10 at 9:47 pm.

All passengers on that flight are being asked to book a test online regardless of whether they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Atlantic Canada case numbers