Nunavik’s COVID-19 curfew now begins at 10 p.m.
Change prompted by springtime’s longer daylight hours
Starting immediately, the hours of a Nunavik-wide curfew have been reduced thanks to additional daylight hours brought on by spring.
As of Wednesday, April 15, the curfew will be in place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., requiring all Nunavimmiut to be in their own homes during that time.
The curfew has been put in place by Jean Pierre-Larose, director of public security, and applies to all 14 northern villages, according to a news release from the Kativik Regional Government.
The initial curfew was enacted across Nunavik on March 29, originally covering the hours from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The curfew aims to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the region. At present, there have been 12 confirmed cases, 11 of which are still active.
The release stated that, so far, Nunavimmiut have complied with the curfew order and police will continue to enforce the new hours with the support of village mayors and council.
No end date for the curfew has been set.