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Nunavut Association of Municipalities calls for a ban on travel between communities – Nunatsiaq News

3 April 2020

Request made to help prevent spread of COVID-19

The Nunavut Association of Municipalities is calling for a ban on all non-essential travel between the territory’s communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“To date Nunavut has no reported cases of COVID-19. NAM would like to keep it that way,” states a news release issued on Thursday, April 2.

“According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, as of Saturday, March 28, 2020, 65% of the COVID-19 cases in Canada were linked to community transmission,” the release states.

“In order to ensure the effectiveness of the practice of ‘physical distancing’ and to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, NAM asks on behalf of its municipal members that communities prohibit all non-essential inter-community travel including air, boat, snowmobile or otherwise.”

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