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Travel into Lac Brochet now requires prior approval of chief and council – Thompson Citizen

March 31, 2020

Northlands Denesuline First Nation in Lac Brochet declared a state of emergency March 27 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state of emergency bans non-essential travel in and out of the community for First Nation members and people working in the community. The First Nation’s chief and council said entry into the community would require their approval and that the winter road is officially closed and would be blocked March 27.

“Effective immediately the Northlands Denesuline First Nation is in complete lockdown,” said a news release announcing the state of emergency. “As a remote and isolated First Nation, we recognize it is imperative that all practical steps be taken immediately to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading into our community.”

The First Nation’s chief and council are also imposing a curfew for all members and vehicles between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. and forbidding residents from visiting in-person with people from out of town.

Read More: https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/nickel-belt/travel-into-lac-brochet-now-requires-prior-approval-of-chief-and-council-1.24109531

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