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Nova Scotia reports two new cases of COVID-19 as economy poised to reopen

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19. That brings the province's total number of confirmed cases to 1,055, which includes 59 deaths since the pandemic arrived in March.

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19.

That brings the province's total number of confirmed cases to 1,055, which includes 59 deaths since the pandemic arrived in March.

The Northwood long-term care home in Halifax — the site of the worst outbreak in the province — has 16 active cases among 12 residents and four staff members.

Eight individuals were being treated in hospital Thursday, three of them in intensive care — but 977 people have recovered from the viral infection.

On Wednesday, Nova Scotia announced it would begin reopening its economy on June 5 by lifting restrictions on businesses that have an approved plan to comply with public health protocols.

The list of businesses that can reopen includes restaurant dining rooms, bars, wineries, distilleries, taprooms, hair salons, barbershops, spas, nail salons, tattoo parlours, gyms, yoga studios and climbing centres.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 28, 2020.

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