2 favorable situations of COVID-19 have actually been verified at Hope Bay mine, according to Nunavut’s primary public wellness police officer.
In a press release sent out late Saturday mid-day by the territorial federal government, Dr. Michael Patterson introduced the situations at the mine, which is 125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay.
Both individuals were recognized as being subjected in their house territories before take a trip, according to the launch, yet that had not been recognized till after they got to the mine website.
” Both miners are asymptomatic as well as were right away separated as well as swabbed for the infection,” stated Dr. Patterson in the launch.
The territorial federal government was not right away readily available for discuss whether both situations would certainly be included in Nunavut’s COVID-19 tally. The federal government’s website says the territory had actually no verified or possible situations since Monday, when it was last upgraded.
The examples examined favorable on the GeneXpert tool in Rankin Inlet late Wednesday, as well as were verified at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg on Saturday.
The launch stated there is no proof of transmission within the Hope Bay mine website, which Nunavut’s public wellness group prepares to supply assistance as well as react if, as well as when it’s needed.
” Hope Bay Mine is a separated place, as well as no Nunavut locals presently function there. The danger of COVID-19 dispersing in our areas due to these situations stays really reduced,” stated Preacher of Health and wellness George Hickes in the launch.
” We are carefully keeping an eye on the circumstance as well as we will certainly maintain Nunavummiut educated if anything adjustments.”