Nunavut health minister urges vigilance against COVID-19

Nunavut’s minister of health, George Hickes, is urging residents to practise social distancing to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. “We can’t stand in line like we used to, give each other space. It’s time to stop thinking like consumers, and start thinking like citizens,” Hickes said at the territory’s daily COVID-19 update on Friday, March 20. While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, to help prevent the spread of the disease all bars have been closed and restaurants are serving only takeout. All Nunavut Arctic College campuses and learning centres are also closed, and Government of Nunavut employees are working at home, unless they provide essential services. (Photo by Meagan Deuling)

By Meagan Deuling

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by tuktuborel on

    Gee guys when I look at the picture everyone is not practicing keeping their distance. Lead by example please.

    Anyways lets hope for the best outcomes.

  2. Posted by Roy Donovan on

    Shut the airport down just like GNWT is doing – like whose at the wheelhouse on this?

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