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Nunavik health officials advise against non-essential travel – Nunatsiaq News

16 October 2020

Two Ivujivik residents who tested positive for COVID-19 remain in isolation

Nunavik health officials are advising against all non-essential travel outside the region.

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services made the recommendation on Thursday, Oct. 15, a few days after two Nunavimmiut tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to their home community from travel to Toronto and Montreal.

Another three Nunavik residents have recently tested positive for the virus in the south.

Current regulations allow travel to and from the region but require all travellers to be screened before boarding a flight to Nunavik, or to present a negative COVID-19 test result from within 96 hours of their departure.

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