Nunavummiut asked to treat COVID-19 like a piqsiq – APTN News

March 25, 2020

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq announced Wednesday that there are still zero cases of the COVID-19 virus in the territory.

There have been 166 tests given, 50 of which have come back negative leaving 116 people in self-isolation awaiting results.

Nunavut’s Health Minister George Hickes is still very cautious.

“I still believe we’re not safe, even with the measures we’ve taken. We need to make sure when it does appear in Nunavut, that we can control and isolate it,” said Hickes.

Like other territories and provinces, only people who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested.

If a community receives a positive result, then they widen the net.

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