The N.W.T.’s chief public health officer has closed a brief travel bubble between the N.W.T.’s Beaufort Delta and Yukon due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Yukon.
People in the Beaufort Delta had long pushed for an exemption that would allow them to travel the Dempster Highway to Whitehorse without having to self-isolate on both sides.
Exemptions began to be granted on June 9. Two days later, Yukon health officials declared an outbreak based on 13 COVID-19 cases in the territory.
By Tuesday, that number had risen to 21 known cases and the territory had experienced its third death related to COVID-19.
“It is disappointing,” Nunakput MLA Jackie Jacobsen told
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