COVID-19 testing to begin in Inuit coastal communi

2022-04-05
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Gerald Asivak, Nunatsiavut’shas always been willing to help its fellow Canadians,?minister of health and social developmentThe ongoing effort to inoculate people above 45 is stuttering. Since January, says nurses in Makkovik are being joined by Labrador-Grenfell Health counterparts to conduct widespread COVID-19 testing. (Garrett Barry/CBC)

COVID-19 testing will get underway Thursday and continue Friday in the small Labrador coastal community of Makkovik, the Nunatsiavut government says, as part of the public health response to a presumptive positive case of the virus in the Inuit towncovid_19_vaccine.

“Today and tomorrow will be very busy, hard days,” Gerald Asivak, the minister of health and social development, told CBC Radio’s Labrador Morning on?Thursday.

“We’re going to?ensure that we meet our standards, with?the province, Dr. Fitzgerald, around what needs to be done,” he said, referring to Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer of health.?

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