Public health authorities report five new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

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HALIFAX — Public health officials in Nova Scotia say they've identified five new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Friday.

They say four of the cases are related to travel outside the Atlantic bubble, while the fifth is connected to a previous case.

Chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang says the uptick in cases shows the increasing risk of travelling outside the bubble as other provinces in Canada deal with a second wave of the disease.

Strang says residents of Nova Scotia should reduce their non-essential travel outside the bubble and follow public health measures to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

The Western and Northern zones each have two new cases, while the fifth was found in the Central zone.

The province now has a total of 11 active cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 31, 2020.

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