Yukon prepares to impose new quarantine rules as local coronavirus cases rise

Posted November 18, 2020 10:23 pm

Yukon’s premier says as of Friday, everyone entering the territory other than critical services workers will be required to self-isolate for two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Premier Sandy Silver also says the government no longer recommends any non-essential travel outside the territory.

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He says exceptions will be made for residents of border areas including Atlin, Lower Post, Fire Side, Jade City, Fraser, Pleasant Camp and transboundary First Nations.

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The announcement Wednesday came as territory health officials announced a new COVID-19 case in Whitehorse.

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The new case brings the territory’s total to 26.

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An investigation into the source of exposure for this latest case is underway.

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