N.S. health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax airport

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is warning the public about two a potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport on Oct. 12.

According to health officials, the advisory is related to a person or individuals who accessed a cab departing the Halifax International Airport between 5-6 pm travelling to a residence in Halifax.

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“The advisory is being issued out of an abundance of caution,” the NSHA said in a statement.

Nova Scotia Health said it is directly contacting anyone else known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19.

“It is anticipated that anyone exposed may develop symptoms up to and including October 26, 2020,” said Nova Scotia Health.

Individuals that may have been exposed during this period should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Fever (chills, sweats, etc.)
  • Cough (new or worsening)
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Hoarse voice
  • Diarrhea
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Red, purple or blueish lesions, on the feet, toes or fingers without a clear cause
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