Public health emergency extended for 18th time

Julie Green officially became a member of cabinet on Sept. 1. (Photo by Luke Carroll)

The territorial government has extended the public health emergency until Dec. 8.

The extension comes as cases of COVID-19 increase across Canada, a press release reads.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated considerably across Canada in recent weeks as the country’s caseload surged to its highest point in the pandemic.”

The public health emergency was extended by Julie Green, territorial health minister, after being recommended by Dr. Kami Kandola, the NWT chief public health officer.

This is the 18th time the Government of the Northwest Territories has extended the public health emergency.

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

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Luke Carroll
Luke Carroll is a journalist originally from Brockville, Ont. He is happy to call the Northwest Territories home and is always listening for stories that matter to the community. He has previously worked as a reporter and editor in Ottawa, Halifax and New Brunswick. If you have a story idea, feel free to send him an email at luke.carroll@cklbradio.com