10 new cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut

Rodiano Bonacci
Novembre 19, 2020

Patterson said it is still not known how the new coronavirus reached Nunavut, which was free of COVID-19 during the first eight months of the pandemic.

Rankin's Inlet now has six confirmed COVID-19 cases, who are all isolating and doing well, according to a statement from Nunavut's health department.

(Vincent Desrosiers/CBC)Nunavut announced 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday - more than doubling the territory's total case count overnight.

Some health-care workers have also been asked to self-isolate, said Dr. Michael Patterson, chief public health officer, during the news conference.

Prime Minister Joe Savikatak urged Nunafumiot to follow the public health orders that went into effect on Wednesday. Don't gather or socialize. "Do not travel unless absolutely necessary", Savikatak said. It's time to take a stand and fight against COVID-19.

All schools and non-essential businesses are closed, as are libraries, fitness centres, government offices and personal services. The Iqaluit hospital and health centers around the territory will be closed except for emergencies, and gatherings will be limited to a maximum of five people not from the same household.

Masks are mandatory in the Kivalliq region and in Sanikiluaq, and are recommended outside homes in the rest of the territory.

In Iqaluit, streets were quiet and parking lots mostly empty on the first day of the shutdown.

Nunavut is to enter a territory-wide lockdown Wednesday.

There is some in-territory testing in Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit.

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