The COVID-19 outbreak at the Ekati Diamond Mine is offically over.

The outbreak, which began on May 31, involved two confirmed, positive cases from out-of-territory workers who have both recovered.

Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Dr. Kami Kandola, declared the outbreak over on June 28.

Though two individuals sounds minimal for an outbreak, an outbreak is defined by the NWT as one or more probable case in a closed facility.

Kandola advised that residents be aware of the Emerging Wisely stages as COVID guidelines begin to ease.

Residents should continue to follow healthy habits like frequent hand washing and staying home when feeling unwell, Kandola said.

Natalie Pressman

Reporting courts and cops and general news, Natalie started with NNSL Media in 2020. Before moving to Yellowknife, Natalie worked as a community radio trainer in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First...

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