COVID-19 in Nunavut: Twelve New Cases Reported in Iqaluit, Outbreak Declared

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COVID-19 in Nunavut: Twelve New Cases Reported in Iqaluit, Outbreak Declared

In Iqaluit, Joe Savikataaq, premier of Nunavut, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief medical officer of health, and Lorne Kusugak, minister of health, provide an update on the territory’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). Nunavut is declaring an outbreak in Iqaluit as 12 new cases of COVID-19 are reported for the capital city, bringing Iqaluit’s total number of active cases to 13. Strict public-health measures have been in place in Iqaluit since the city’s first case was reported the previous day. Measures include closing all schools as well as all non-essential businesses and government offices. (April 16, 2021) (no interpretation)