Nunavut provides COVID-19 update as territory-wide lockdown begins – November 18, 2020
In Iqaluit, Joe Savikataaq, premier of Nunavut, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief medical officer of health, David Joanasie, minister of education, and Lorne Kusugak, minister of health, provide an update on the territory’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. There are now 70 confirmed cases in Nunavut, with 54 in the community of Arviat. The territory confirmed its first case less than two weeks ago on November 6. Nunavut is beginning a two-week lockdown in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. All non-essential businesses, services, and organizations are closing. Schools will switch to remote learning, child-care centres will only be open to the children of essential workers, and both indoor and outdoor gatherings will be restricted.