Easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the Yukon could be right around the corner – as long as people play by the rules says territory’s chief doctor – APTN

Apr 27, 2021

Despite low case numbers and high vaccine uptake, concerns like new variants keeping restrictions in place – for now

The Yukon’s chief medical officer of health says COVID-19 restrictions could soon be easing – as long as Yukoners continue to get vaccinated.

“We need to hang on for a few more weeks, maybe months, but once we’re in the summer I’m quite optimistic that we’ll be able to make significant changes to our quarantine measures,” Dr. Brendan Hanley, the Yukon’s chief medical officer of health told APTN News.

There have been 81 reported cases of COVID-19 in the territory and two deaths since a global pandemic was declared in March 2020.

The second death, announced yesterday, was a Yukon resident who was outside of the territory and contracted the virus near the death. They are reported to have died from unrelated reasons.

A Yukon government press release states it’s considered a “COVID-associated death.”

Read more: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/covid-19-restrictions-yukon-vaccinations/

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