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Minister of Health extends Public Health Emergency

02 April 2020

News Release 

Minister of Health extends Public Health Emergency   

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 2, 2020) – Nunavut’s Minister of Health George Hickes has extended the territory’s public health emergency until April 16, 2020. 

“There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut, and we want to maintain all our efforts to stay prepared and vigilant,” said Minister Hickes. “I am confident we are taking the right steps to protect Nunavummiut and this extension will allow us to continue on this path.”  

All existing measures under the public health emergency order remain in effect. 

“Thank you to all Nunavummiut doing their part to maintain social and physical distancing, staying at home and keeping their communities safe and well. It’s up to all of us to plank the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.” 

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Media Contact:

Cate Macleod
Press Secretary to Premier Savikataaq