Still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, 166 people tested, says premier

Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq speaks at a COVID-19 news conference on Wednesday, March 25. As of today, 166 people in Nunavut have been tested for COVID-19 and 116 people are under investigation and self-isolating, Savikataaq said. There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the territory. This morning, federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller also announced $45 million in funding for Inuit communities during the pandemic. Savikataaq said Nunavut will receive $22 million of that funding, and he will meet with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk this afternoon to discuss how it will be distributed. (Photo by Emma Tranter)

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Corona Beer 2020 on

    Way to rub it in Premier Savi, never mind talking to the regular MLAs they’re useless anyways. Just talk to the official opposition, NTI,, on how to spend the 22.0 million.

  2. Posted by Testing? on

    Where were the test done? Airports? Random or by selection? I’m surprised, only 166 people tested? What if you missed an infected individual? What is the percentage that you could miss? 99 to 1? Yes, the GN is takes into consideration of the cost and timing of these test, when will you test again? Was it a one time thing? That’s it, no more tests? It concerns me, there are elders and people that are vulnerable in many, many communities. Strikethrough ‘Investigation’ and replace with presumptive. Investigation sounds scary. Sorry, I had to ask.

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