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Friday, September 29, 2023

Nunavut lady makes COVID-19 diagnosis public to aid save others


Key takeaways: 

  • ‘I did get sick. The first few days were the hardest,’ stated Donna Lyall.
  • She stated she chose to go public with her diagnosis to aid others. 

Nunavut’s lady helps others rescue by making diagnosis public: 

A lady who moved to Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the previous month and tested positive for COVID-19 stated she made her diagnosis public on social media to aid save others.

“I didn’t want anyone knowing that I had COVID[-19] but, same time, I desired everyone to know,” stated Donna Lyall, who has had two COVID-19 vaccines. Source –

She stated she came into the community by plane on Dec. 28, following two overnight stops on her route from St. John’s, N.L.

“I was nervous about all the other individuals that were on that flight, and I wanted them to watch out for the symptoms because COVID can be scary,” she stated. Source –

Also read: Nunavut health officials limit journey to Cambridge Bay and Kinngait due to Covid-19

Nunavut lady makes diagnosis public to aid rescue others

The Nunavut government allocated a COVID-19 disclosure notice for the flight.

One overnight stop was in Yellowknife, where Lyall obtained a free kit of take-home COVID-19 quick tests.

She stated her throat was just itchy in Yellowknife at the time, but she thought that was due to the distinction “between St. John’s warm, moist air to somewhere where it’s cold and dry.” Source –

She stated she came to Yellowknife on Canadian North flight 244 from Edmonton on Dec. 27, for which the N.W.T. government allocated a piece of public disclosure information for passengers in rows six to 12.

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