Lower Post, B.C., 'getting hit pretty hard right now' by COVID-19

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The community of Lower Post, B.C., is asking visitors to stay away as it deals with new cases of COVID-19.

“We’re getting hit pretty hard right now,” said Harlan Schilling, deputy chief of the Daylu Dena Council.

“We’ve had the rapid testing team here in the community for like four or five days now, and we’re still getting more and more cases every day.”

Schilling couldn’t say exactly how many people in the northern Indigenous community are infected. About 200 people live there.

The community sits just south of the Yukon border, off the Alaska Highway. The nearest hospital is in Watson Lake, Yukon, about 23 kilometres away.

Schilling himself has tested positive, as

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