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US Aircraft grounded in Iqaluit

23 April 2020

Statement

US Aircraft grounded in Iqaluit

Premier Joe Savikataaq today released the following statement:

“Earlier today, a commercial US-registered aircraft flying to Thule, Greenland was unable to land and was diverted to Iqaluit.

The freighter aircraft had five crew members on board and was met by Canadian Border Services and Nunavut (CBSA) airport authorities. The Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) were immediately notified.

CBSA cleared the crew as they had no symptoms and temperatures were normal when taken on board.

Under the direction of the CPHO, the crew will be transported using personal protective equipment and enhanced safety procedures and physical distancing to a local hotel, where they will be confined to their rooms with security, for the duration of their stay in Iqaluit.

There will be no interaction between crew members and members of the public.

Updates will be provided as available.”

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq
867-222-5763
cmacleod@gov.nu.ca