Siksika First Nation institutes curfew after COVID-19 investigations quadruple

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The Siksika First Nation has instituted a curfew after 10 active cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday as 258 people were under investigation for the virus.

The curfew will take place starting at 11 p.m. and run until 5 a.m., according to a release from the nation. Any people suspected to be in violation of the curfew will be reported to Gleichen RCMP.

Just 58 people were awaiting test results on the reserve on June 27. In only five days, that number increased to 200 and led to community members taking extra precautions.

More than 250 possible cases of COVID-19 are under investigation at Siksika First Nation in Alberta. Chief Ouray Crowfoot says the number of multi-generational homes on the First Nation is increasing the risk of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, spreading. 3:05

Siksika Chief Ouray Crowfoot told CBC News on Thursday that he was asking the community to limit gatherings to 10 people, even though the province is now allowing that number to reach 200.

“If someone wants to, you know, not take heed to these guidelines, they’re not just putting themselves at risk; they’re putting other nation members at risk,” Crowfoot said at the time.



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