Two Dehcho communities asked visitors to stay away over a cluster of Fort Liard Covid-19 cases, while officials looked to reassure residents over exposure risk.
The first Covid-19 patient in Fort Liard had been isolating in Hay River, a connection NWT officials are now exploring. Here's the latest on the Liard cluster.
There are now three confirmed Covid-19 cases in Fort Liard. In response, the NWT government imposed its strictest measures of the pandemic on the hamlet.
One Covid-19 case has been confirmed in Fort Liard and there is the possibility more will be identified in the days to come, the NWT government said.
In Hay River, no Covid-19 case has yet turned up to explain signs of the virus in sewage. In Yellowknife, there's no news on a mystery case unrelated to travel.
Dettah residents had the opportunity to receive their first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on Friday. Photographer Pat Kane was there.
A case of Covid-19 in Yellowknife with "no known source" has been confirmed, the territorial government said on Friday afternoon.
"It's important that people get the right message." Rosa Mantla and daughter Lianne are helping Tłı̨chǫ residents understand the vaccine in their language.
"We want to live so my people, we are asking them to get a shot." We followed the vaccine to Wekweètì, whose residents are among the first in the NWT to get it.
Traces of the virus that causes Covid-19 have turned up in Hay River's sewage system, the GNWT said, urging a range of people to get tested for the disease.
Vaccination against Covid-19 will begin next week for Yellowknifers aged 75-plus and Inuvik or Fort Smith seniors aged 60-plus, the NWT's health authority says.
The Premier of the NWT issued a statement defending one of her top pandemic officials after a report suggested he may have broken a province's Covid-19 rules.