Headed to Yukon? Keep checking the COVID-19 situation there, says N.W.T.'s top doc

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Looser restrictions may be in place when it comes to travel between Yukon and the Northwest Territories, but people should still be cautious, says the N.W.T. chief public health officer.

The warning comes as COVID-19 cases went from zero in the Yukon last week to nine active cases as of Wednesday, with three people in hospital. There is also a COVID-19 outbreak declared at Yukon’s Eagle Gold Mine.

Last week, the N.W.T. government announced that travellers from Yukon headed to the N.W.T. can apply to skip self-isolation, and it became official on Wednesday, when both ferries on the N.W.T.’s side of the Dempster Highway began their service for the year.

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