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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Nunavut walks-back intent to reduce COVID-19 measures in Pond Inlet as cases surge


Key takeaways: 

  • Modifications in 14 other neighborhoods set to move Monday; Presumptive case in Clyde River.
  • Pond Inlet, Nunavut. COVID-19 patients have increased in the district since Feb. 15.

Covid cases surge in the Nunavut community: 

As COVID-19 cases increase in Pond Inlet, health constraints there won’t relax on Monday, declares Nunavut’s chief public health officer.

Dr. Michael Patterson revealed a press release Friday afternoon.

On Monday, the district was one of 15 where the territory had hoped to present less-stringent health limitations.

“Due to a wave in COVID-19 cases in Pond Inlet this week, it is not safe to alter public health measures in the neighborhood at this time,” Patterson said. Source –

“We will persist in assessing the circumstances, and I suggest community members follow the public health measures in position and support efforts to restrict the spread of COVID-19 in Pond Inlet.” Source –

In an email, the Department of Health stated eight cases presently active in the community, up from zero on Tuesday.

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Nunavut to change their plans to relax covid measures as cases increase in Pond Inlet

The declaration suggests group limits in Pond Inlet will remain at 25 for outdoor assemblages. 

Private indoor gatherings are confined to five people plus family members, while public indoor meetings limit 25 individuals or 25 percent capacity.

Presumptive case detected in Clyde River.

The territory also notified Friday that a presumptive case of COVID-19 has been detected in Clyde River.

The case is in the procedure of being approved.

Patterson stated in another statement Friday that since there was only one hypothetical case registered, there is no requirement to walk back modifications to health measures in Clyde River.

Clyde River is one of the 14 neighborhoods where public health limitations are anticipated to ease Monday, doubling the number of individuals allowed at meetings.

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