Coronavirus not currently a risk in Nunavik, says regional health board – Nunatsiaq News

28 February 2020

Preventive measures discussed with Kativik Regional Government

KUUJJUAQ—Nunavimmiut are not currently at risk of coronavirus, but the local health authority is still taking precautions, Minnie Grey, executive director of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, told Kativik Regional Government councillors on Thursday, Feb. 27.

“This started in China, we hear that it’s infectious on the news and that even in Italy we hear it is spreading,” Grey said. “But we want you to know that in Nunavik we are not at risk at the moment.”

For the past couple of months, the highly contagious virus has been in the headlines with cases documented across the world—including a Quebec couple who caught the virus on board a cruise ship.

“Up to now in Nunavik, we are not at risk, that’s what we’ve been told and our doctors and both health centres have made plans in case there is a case of someone infected with that virus,” Grey said.

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