Cree community of Waswanipi establishes checkpoint – CBC

Measure to monitor movement and pass on public health information amid Coronavirus outbreak in the South

Mar 18, 2020

A Cree community in Northern Quebec has set up a checkpoint to monitor who is coming in and out and as a way to share public health information about COVID-19.

The checkpoint went up at 8 o’clock Wednesday morning in Waswanipi, a community located 730 km north of Montreal.

“We just want to know how many people are coming in and how many people are going out,” said Bobby Blacksmith, the local public safety officer for the community of 2,000.

He said the goal is to keep track of the movements of the population and to know where non-residents have come from.

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