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Nunavut announces 2-week shutdown to curb spread of coronavirus

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Nunavut is ordering a two-week shutdown of non-essential businesses and schools due to the spread of COVID-19.

The government says the mandatory restrictions are to begin Wednesday.

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It says child-care centres are also to close to all children except for those of essential workers.

All health centres are also to close except for emergency services.

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Premier Joe Savikataaq says everyone needs to do their part so the territory can be in a better position in December.

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Nunavut recorded its first COVID-19 infection at the beginning of this month and now has 18 cases.

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