Nunavut to continue surveillance testing for COVID-19 in Iqaluit

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While COVID-19 restrictions eased in Iqaluit on Thursday, the Nunavut health department said it will continue to carry out surveillance testing in the capital. 

The Department of Health held its first walk-up screening in a mobile van parked at the Old Public Health building Wednesday and has several more such sessions planned. 

Danarae Sommerville, a communications specialist with the Nunavut Department of Health, said surveillance testing helps identify individuals infected with the virus before they develop symptoms or who are asymptomatic. 

“Testing someone more than once at certain points in time ensures the virus can be identified, especially when the date of exposure is not known,” she said in an email. “The

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