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Nunavut MLAs now exempt from isolation requirements when on official travel – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202087 Views

Isolation hubs to remain in place until reliable testing capacity available in territory

Nunavut MLAs are now exempt from mandatory isolation requirements put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the territory’s chief public health officer.

Nunavut’s member of Parliament, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, and Senator Dennis Patterson were already exempt from isolation requirements.

The exemption applies only to “official travel necessary to conduct parliamentary, legislative assembly and constituency business and does not apply to travel for personal matters,” said Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, at the government’s COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Despite the exemption, government representatives can still choose to go through the isolation hubs.

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