More than 200 COVID-19 tests returned all negative in the NWT

NWT Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola. (CKLB file photo.)

The NWT still has no confirmed cases of COVID-19.

As of 4:00 p.m. today the government has performed 222 tests on NWT residents which all came back negative.

This represents point five percent of the population.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola said in a press teleconference yesterday that it’s NWT resident’s “civic duty” to protect themselves and others if they become sick from COVID-19 and that “directive action” could be taken if people do not follow the advice of the Public Health Office. This stems after the government declared a territory-wide Public Health Emergency in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“It’s everyone’s civic duty to protect others,” Dr. Kandola said. “You don’t want to be the one person who introduced COVID-19 into a small community.”

CKLB Radio has contacted the NWT Government for a definition of what “directive action” entails. We are waiting to hear back from them.

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