Restrictions ease in Iqaluit as territory reports no new COVID-19 cases

9 active cases remain in territory

There have been 648 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut since the pandemic began. (Image by PIR04D from Pixabay)

By Nunatsiaq News

Restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Iqaluit are being relaxed Thursday, following several days without new cases in Nunavut.

For the third day in a row, the territory has no new COVID-19 cases and no recoveries to report, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Twitter Thursday.

Nine active cases remain in the territory, all in Iqaluit.

The Government of Nunavut announced earlier this week that it would ease restrictions in Iqaluit, provided there was no uptick in new cases.

The City of Iqaluit, meanwhile, is distributing masks, protective suits and disposable gloves to essential businesses and organizations that need it. The supply was donated by the Hamlet of Arviat.

This city is asking people who would like a donation of personal protective equipment to email their requests to the city’s director of corporate services.

The Government of Nunavut is scheduled to hold a news briefing on the outbreak in Iqaluit on Friday. Nunatsiaq News will provide coverage at

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(1) Comment:

  1. Posted by Tired of Safety Theatre on

    Cool, let’s drop the masks in Rankin Inlet too… the theatre has grown tiresome


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