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Feds pledge $19M in COVID-19 relief for Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

May 11, 2021

Funds will support people in isolation, enforcement of public health measures and remote learning

The federal government says it’s providing $19 million to the Nunavut government and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. for COVID-19 relief.

The “immediate support” was triggered by the ongoing outbreak in Iqaluit, and cases in Rankin Inlet and Kinngait that have since recovered, according to a news release issued by Indigenous Services Canada on Tuesday.

“This funding will help with everything from food security for communities with active cases to providing better IT equipment for students who need to do remote learning to additional health supports to protect people,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a news conference Tuesday.

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