Nunavut’s Kivalliq communities adopt more COVID-19 preventive measures – Nunatsiaq News

“Together, apart, we can get through this”

Hamlet councils in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region have taken further action to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, following Nunavut’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Pond Inlet.

“We would like to pass along our heart-filled thoughts and prayers to the residents of Pond Inlet. We are thinking of you during this difficult time,” said a statement from the hamlet council, which also announced a new nightly curfew would be in place immediately from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The curfew applies to everyone except for emergency and essential workers, as well as hunters leaving and entering the community.

The hamlet leaders also asked everyone in the community of about 3,000 to keep their children at home.

Meanwhile, they said they would deliver a new batch of cleaning supplies, more bingo cards for the next free bingo game, and a box of toys and games to each household “to help keep us entertained while at home.”

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