CIRCUIT BREAKER: Long Plain announces lockdown, curfew as COVID-19 cases spike


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By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A Manitoba First Nation is now going into lockdown and imposing a curfew as COVID case counts rise, while vaccination uptake remains alarmingly low.
On Monday evening Long Plain First Nation Chief Dennis Meeches posted on his Facebook page that Long Plain, an Ojibway and Dakota community that sits near the city of Portage la Prairie, was taking new and strict measures to fight the spread of COVID-19.
“With the spike in positive cases that we are seeing we will go into a lockdown and curfew for Long Plain that could last three weeks,” Meeches posted on his Facebook page.
“This lockdown and curfew will commence Thursday, December 23, 2021. We will also be imposing a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m.”
While speaking to the Winnipeg Sun on Tuesday, Meeches said the lockdown will mean that only essential workers can come and go from the community for the time the regulations...continued.

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