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Low risk of Coronavirus in Nunavut

31 January 2020

Public Service Announcement

Low risk of Coronavirus in Nunavut

On December 31, 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission in China identified an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown cause. China has determined that a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is responsible for the outbreak.

Currently, there are no confirmed or suspected cases of novel coronavirus in Nunavut.

The Department of Health is in close contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada and with provincial and territorial Chief Medical Officers of Health to share information for awareness and informed vigilance. The Government of Canada, and provinces and territories have multiple systems in place to prepare for, detect, and respond to the spread of serious infectious diseases into and within Canada.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the situation, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. Nunavummiut travelling abroad are encouraged to consult the Travel Health Notice for China on Additional information about the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can be found on


Media Contact:

Chris Puglia
Communications Specialist
Department of Health