‘Outbreak declared’ at Gahcho Kué winter road site

A total of two cases of COVID-19 have been identified at the site.


This image is a computer generated representation of COVID-19 virions (SARS-CoV-2) under electron microscope. (Felipe Esquivel Reed/Wikimedia Commons).

Another case of COVID-19 has been identified at the winter road site, near Gahcho Kué mine.

Health officials say this case is believed to be connected to the first case found on Jan. 27.

According to a press release, all contacts at the site are isolating and transportation is being arranged off-site to provide safe isolation spaces.

All workers on the site are assessed as contacts of COVID-19, says Dr. Kami Kandola, chief public health officer, and everyone has been tested.

There have been no further risks identified in the communities, she adds.

However, the investigation is still on-going.

This is the sixth case of the virus related to the mine.

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