Presumptive COVID-19 case at Ekati reported to be negative

A photo of the Ekati Diamond Mine. (Photo retrieved from Arctic Canadian Diamond Company website.)

The reported presumptive COVID-19 case at the Ekati Mine came back negative, according to the CBC. 

A spokesperson for the Arctic Canadian Diamond Company said in a previous email that testing of outbound employees on April 6 found a single presumptive case.

The spokesperson has not confirmed with CKLB that the case was negative, but has with other media outlets.

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