NWT state of emergency extended for sixth time

Premier Caroline Cochrane. (CKLB file photo).

The territorial government has extended the public health emergency and state of emergency until June 23.

The government can only extend the states of emergency for two weeks at a time.

There have been no cases of COVID-19 in the NWT since April 5, but Premier Caroline Cochrane said in a press release, there is fear of it spreading from other areas of Canada.

This is the sixth time Diane Thom, minister of Health and Social Services, extends the public health emergency.

NWT residents entering the territory will continue to be required to self-isolate for 14 days before travelling to their home community.

Checkpoints and isolation centres will continue to be provided to ensure the NWT remains COVID-free.


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