As COVID-19 numbers continue to the climb in Denmark, Greenland’s home rule government is urging all unnecessary travel in and out of the territory be avoided.
In a news release on Thursday, the government defined unnecessary travel as holiday-related; non-critical business travel; or business travel that could otherwise be done by phone or video conference.
The government called on Greenlanders, businesses and companies to take the plea seriously.
Greenland has had a total of 14 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began but all individuals have since recovered.
Meanwhile, Denmark has experienced a surge of cases this month, with 678 new cases confirmed on Friday alone. Denmark has reported 25,594 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 647 deaths.
Greenland is expected to issue a new executive order on COVID-19 next week.
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca
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