First case of COVID-19 diagnosed in the NWT, closes border to non-essential visitors – APTN News

March 21, 2020

The Northwest Territories has its first positive case of the COVID-19 virus officials said Saturday.

Information about the person who tested positive was not divulged.

According to officials 299 tests have been conducted on people in the NWT with flu like symptoms and have travelled outside the territory in the last 14 days.

The territorial government also announced that it’s banning non-essential travel into the NWT with exceptions to police, health officials, flights crews and social service workers according to a release from the government.

People heading to the NWT for medical reasons will also be exempt from the ban.

Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer for the NWT made the order under the territory’s Public Health Act.

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