Provincial Updates/Webcasts

Live Update - Nova Scotia Government, April 1, 2020

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang provided an update today about COVID-19 including information on 26 new cases.

Today’s update will be livestreamed on and

As of today, April 1, Nova Scotia has 173 confirmed cases of COVID-19. While most cases in Nova Scotia are connected to travel or a known case, as reported previously, there is one confirmed case of community transmission and more cases are expected to present.

Of the 26 new cases of COVID-19, one is a staff member at The Magnolia residential care home in Enfield. That makes three staff members and two residents of The Magnolia who have tested positive. The residents are in isolation and staff members are isolating at home. All residents are being monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 including temperature checks twice daily.

The individuals affected range in age from under ten to over 80, with cases identified in all parts of the province. Five are currently in hospital. Eleven have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.

It is critical for Nova Scotians to strictly adhere to COVID-19 public health orders and directives. Learn more at