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Potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from airport

The potential exposure would've taken place on Oct. 12

Nova Scotia Health advises of a potential COVID-19 exposure in a taxi from the Halifax International Airport.

The taxi ride took place on Oct. 12 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. It departed the airport and travelled to a residence in Halifax.

"The advisory is being issued out of an abundance of caution," says the news release. "In addition, Nova Scotia Health is directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.

Anyone exposed to this incident could develop symptoms up to and including Oct. 26. Those who may have been exposed during this incident should monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

COVID-19 symptoms include: 

Fever (i.e. chills/sweats) or cough (new or worsening) 


Two or more of the following symptoms (new or worsening):

  • Sore throat 
  • Runny nose/nasal congestion 
  • Headache 
  • Shortness of breath

Those who may have been exposed during this incident and who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should call 811 for assessment and identify they were related to this potential exposure. They must self-isolate until received more advice from 811.

Furthermore, they should not go directly to a COVID-19 assessment centre unless directed by 811.

When Nova Scotia Health makes a public notification it is not in any way a reflection on the behaviour or activities of those named in the notification. 

Anyone travelling to Nova Scotia from outside of the Atlantic Provinces is expected to self-isolate for 14 days after arriving. Full details on travelling to Nova Scotia are available at

All Nova Scotians should continue monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms and are urged to follow public health guidelines on how to access care. Up to date information about COVID-19 is available at


Chris Stoodley

About the Author: Chris Stoodley

Chris was born and raised in Halifax. After graduating from the journalism program at King's, he started as's weekend editor.
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