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Iqaluit’s COVID-19 cases soar to 13 – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 16, 2021 Announcement comes as case count grows to 13 overnight Iqaluit is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Nunavut announced Friday. The announcement was made during a news conference on Friday morning, after 12 new cases were reported in the community overnight, bringing the total number of infections to 13. “It has […]

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Nunavut extends Public Health Emergency

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 15, 2021) – Nunavut’s Minister of Health Lorne Kusugak has extended the territory’s public health emergency until April 29, 2021. All existing measures under the public health emergency order remain in effect. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Nunavummiut are reminded to practice physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and […]

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QIA responds to first confirmed COVID-19 case in Iqaluit

Iqaluit, Nunavut – April 15, 2021 – Late last evening the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) became aware of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. We encourage everyone to follow the public health measures implemented by the Chief Public Officer of Health (CPOH). “Now is the time to show kindness, and for each of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20216 Views

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COVID-19 GN Update – April 15, 2021

Good morning. Today, we are reporting one case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. This is certainly not the news we wanted, but it was always something we knew could happen, and we are prepared. Thankfully, 13,937 adult Nunavummiut have received their first Moderna dose, and 10,128 Nunavummiut are now fully vaccinated against the virus. As I […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20216 Views

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Iqaluit’s Storehouse bar site of potential COVID-19 exposure, GN says – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 16, 2021 Health Department advisory aimed at bar patrons and recent travellers Nunavut’s Health Department says anybody who visited the Storehouse Bar and Grill in Iqaluit over the past week may have been exposed to COVID-19. The government recommends anyone who visited the bar between April 8 and 14 to self-monitor for symptoms of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20218 Views

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COVID-19 confirmed case in Iqaluit

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 14, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. “The individual is currently isolating and is doing well. We have initiated immediate contact tracing within the community and are working to identify all potential high-risk contacts quickly,” said Dr. Patterson. “We […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202111 Views

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Public Service Announcement: Public Health Emergency Extended Through April 27

April 13, 2021 Minister of Health and Social Services, Julie Green has extended the territory-wide Public Health Emergency under the Northwest Territories’ Public Health Act on the advice of Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr. Kami Kandola. The latest extension continues through April 27, 2021. The Public Health Emergency is required to continue to decisively […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 202139 Views

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GNWT expands wastewater surveillance to Fort Liard

April 13, 2021 The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recently added the community of Fort Liard to the Northwest Territories’ (NWT) program to test human wastewater for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19. The first wastewater samples from Fort Liard were collected in March via sampling devices installed on effluent pipes on […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 20219 Views

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Nunavut COVID-19 Case Update

April 12, 2021 Total tests Total confirmed cases Total active cases Total recovered cases Deaths Total persons followed Current persons followed 10,048 395 0 391 4 7335 148 For vaccine statistics, click here *Please note: These numbers change frequently. Every effort is made to keep this information up-to-date and complete but it may not reflect […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 20219 Views

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State of Emergency in the City of Yellowknife Extended

April 8, 2021 The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Paulie Chinna has extended the State of Emergency in the City of Yellowknife. This extension is being made under s.14 of the Emergency Management Act. The extension continues through April 22, 2021. This State of Emergency was initially instated to address the need for additional shelter […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202114 Views

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