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Nova Scotia to provide COVID-19 update on Friday

Nova Scotia is set to provide a COVID-19 update on Friday after it reported three new cases.

The province said all three cases were of the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the U.K.

On Thursday morning, restrictions to the New Brunswick border were also reinstated, making it mandatory for N.B. travellers to self-isolate for 14 days upon entry into Nova Scotia.

READ MORE: Nova Scotia reports 3 new COVID-19 variant cases in individuals outside the province

“Our strong adherence to public health protocols has helped us limit the spread of the virus and it is important that we remain diligent to keep our communities safe,” said Premier Iain Rankin.

The update will be provided by Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, at 1 p.m.

The briefing will be livestreamed on our Global News website.

Click to play video: Some Grade 12 students in Halifax saddened by COVID-cancelled school proms

— with files from Karla Renic

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