‘I’m begging you: Get vaccinated,’ Yukon premier implores public while announcing rise in COVID-19 cases – CBC

New measures — like proof of vaccination in some places — start Saturday in Yukon

Nov 10, 2021

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver implored all Yukoners on Wednesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19, saying there has been “widespread and untraceable” community transmission in Whitehorse.

“Please, I’m begging you: Get vaccinated,” Silver said. He noted a “high risk of COVID-19 exposure throughout the city and increased risk in our rural communities.”

Silver made the comments alongside the Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott, while they gave an update on the territory’s COVID-19 situation.

Of 156 active cases in Yukon Wednesday, 108 were in Whitehorse, Elliott said.

Earlier this week, the Yukon government declared a state of emergency after the territory reported 80 new COVID-19 infections over a three-day period, and announced new health regulations, including a proof-of-vaccination requirement.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-governmnet-update-covid-19-emergency-1.6244065

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