Quebec couple fleeing COVID-19 ‘endangered’ Yukon First Nation, chief says

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Couple drove, then flew, to remote community only to be quickly sent packing. A Quebec couple, apparently fearing the spread of COVID-19, travelled thousands of kilometres across the country to find haven in a remote northern Yukon community — only to be sent packing a couple of days later by police. “They dreamt about it, pointed at a map, jumped in their car, and now they’re in the Yukon,” said Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon. He spoke to the couple when they arrived on Friday. “They had no idea where they were going or necessarily what they were doing.”